xdg-utils - desktop integration utilities from freedesktop.org

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name xdg-utils
Package version 1.1.2
Package release 1ubuntu2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 327 B
Download size 59.25 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
xdg-utils contains utilities for integrating applications with the
desktop environment, regardless of which desktop environment is used.
The following utilities are included:
* xdg-desktop-menu - Install desktop menu items
* xdg-desktop-icon - Install icons on the user's desktop
* xdg-email - Compose a new email in the user's preferred email client,
potentially with subject and other info filled in
* xdg-icon-resource - Install icon resources
* xdg-mime - Query and install MIME types and associations
* xdg-open - Open a URI in the user's preferred application that
handles the respective URI or file type
* xdg-screensaver - Enable, disable, or suspend the screensaver
* xdg-settings - Get or set the default web browser and URI handlers


Package Version Architecture Repository
xdg-utils_1.1.2-1ubuntu2.3_all.deb 1.1.2 all Ubuntu Updates Main
xdg-utils_1.1.2-1ubuntu2.3_all.deb 1.1.2 all Ubuntu Updates Main
xdg-utils_1.1.2-1ubuntu2_all.deb 1.1.2 all Ubuntu Main
xdg-utils - - -


Type URL
Binary Package xdg-utils_1.1.2-1ubuntu2_all.deb
Source Package xdg-utils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install xdg-utils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install xdg-utils




2018-02-09 - Simon Quigley <tsimonq2@ubuntu.com>
xdg-utils (1.1.2-1ubuntu2) bionic; urgency=medium
* Add proper support for LXQt; don't treat it the same as LXDE.
- proper-lxqt-handling.patch (LP: #1701783)
* Refresh lp779156-lubuntu.diff.
2018-01-31 - Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@ubuntu.com>
xdg-utils (1.1.2-1ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium
* Sync with Debian (LP: #1739372). Remaining changes:
- Add debian/xdg-utils.links:
+ Symlink /usr/bin/xdg-open to /usr/bin/browse (LP: #1624022)
- Add lp779156-lubuntu.diff
+ Adds open_lxde shell function, used when LXDE detected.
+ Adds run_sylpheed function, used to call sylpheed (LP: #779156)
* Drop patches applied in new release:
- mimeappslist-file-location
- prefer-gio.patch
- xdg-screensaver-restore-timeout.diff
* Drop xdg-email-mutt-detect.diff:
- Debian dropped their patch in 1.1.0~rc3+git20150907-2
2017-10-08 - Nicholas Guriev <guriev-ns@ya.ru>
xdg-utils (1.1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Nicholas Guriev ]
* New maintainer, Debian freedesktop.org group. Closes: #876401.
* New upstream release. Closes: #865210.
* Bump Standards Version, no modifications for this.
* Remove gvfs-bin package from dependencies. Closes: #877747.
[ Per Olofsson ]
* Update Description.
- Correctly indent the list of commands.
- Remove mention of the Portland project. (xdg-utils is the only
surviving product from Portland.)
- gvfs-bin is also needed in MATE and Cinnamon.
* Add bug-script that reports the value of $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP.
* Add bug-presubj asking for 'sh -x' output.
[ Emilio Pozuelo Monfort ]
* Remove Fathi from Uploaders. Thanks for your previous work!
2015-10-05 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- xdg-open: Handle whitespace in filenames and fix generic mode
regression. Closes: #801048.
- xdg-screensaver: Reset DPMS timer. Closes: #745340.
* Update debian/watch, primary URL is working again.
* Update Description.
2015-10-04 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- Adds references to specifications to the manuals. Closes: #800826.
- xdg-open: Handle files with '?' and '#' in their names in generic mode.
Closes: #800355.
- xdg-settings: Detect generic DE instead of failing. Closes: #787791.
- xdg-open, xdg-email: Add iceweasel to the list of fallback browsers.
Closes: #788047.
- xdg-open: Fall back to generic mode if gvfs-open and gnome-open are
missing. Closes: #685304.
- xdg-mime: Check ~/.config/mimeapps.list for default application.
Closes: #800825.
* Don't build html documentation, we don't install it anyway.
* Update Description.
* Update Homepage.
2015-09-22 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc3+git20150922-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Merge latest upstream git tree.
- xdg-icon-resource: Don't try to install anything into /.
Closes: #799741.
* Remove autotests/Makefile in distclean target.
2015-09-21 - Per Olofsson <pelle@debian.org>
xdg-utils (1.1.0~rc3+git20150919-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Rebase on latest upstream git tree.
- Drop the following patches which were applied upstream:
+ xdg-email-detect-icedove.patch
+ xdg-email-thunderbird-quoting.patch
+ xdg-email-try-xdg-open.patch
+ xdg-open-browser-multiword.diff
+ xdg-open-printf.diff
+ fix-bashism-use-of-echo.patch
* Maintain Debian patches in git instead of using quilt patches.
* Update git URLs in debian/control.
* xdg-open: Try $BROWSER first in generic mode if it is set by the
user. Closes: #799568.
* Add an automated test suite (under development).

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xfonts-scalable_1.0.3-1.1_all.deb scalable fonts for X
xfonts-unifont_10.0.07-1_all.deb PCF (bitmap) version of GNU Unifont
xfonts-utils_7.7+6_amd64.deb X Window System font utility programs
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xinput_1.6.2-1build1_amd64.deb Runtime configuration and test of XInput devices
xkb-data_2.23.1-1ubuntu1_all.deb X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configuration data
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