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Old 12-20-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
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Locating Gnome 2 directories in C


Hello,

I'm writing a program that needs to know where Gnome 2 application menus are located. To be more specific - the .desktop files. For example in FC2 they are in /etc/applications/ and /etc/X11/applnk/<subdir>.

The problem is I need a way to locate them inside my program at runtime in a generic way, because distros (and Solaris...) have their own views of where the dirs should be.

I'm coding with C/GLib/GTK

Would someone possibly have something that would help? I've looked through tons of API specs, tutorials and searched the web already...
 
  


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