dconf - Simple tool for manipulating a dconf database
dconf read [-d] KEY
dconf list DIR
dconf write KEY VALUE
dconf reset [-f] PATH
dconf compile OUTPUT KEYFILEDIR
dconf update [DBDIR]
dconf watch PATH
dconf dump DIR
dconf load [-f] DIR
dconf help [COMMAND]
The dconf program can perform various operations on a dconf database, such as reading or writing individual values or entire directories. This tool operates on dconf directly, without using gsettings schema information. Therefore, it cannot perform type and consistency checks on values. The gsettings(1) utility is an alternative if such checks are needed.
The DIR arguments must be directory paths (starting and ending with '/'), the KEY arguments must be key paths (starting, but not ending with '/') and the PATH arguments can be either directory or key paths.
The OUTPUT argument must the location to write a (binary) dconf database to and the KEYFILEDIR argument must be a .d directory containing keyfiles.
VALUE arguments must be in GVariant format, so e.g. a string must include explicit quotes: "'foo'". This format is also used when printing out values.
Note that dconf needs a D-Bus session bus connection to write changes to the dconf database.
The result is always in little-endian byte order, so it can be safely installed in 'share'. If it is used on a big endian machine, dconf will automatically byteswap the contents on read.