This glossary defines some of the terms used in this specification.
A desktop entry is a file with a name ending in the ".desktop" extension which conforms to the desktop entry specification. It describes a menu item, including a name, an icon, and what to do when the item is selected. Desktop entries are also known as ".desktop files."
The id to identify a desktop entry with.
For example, if
specified as an <AppDir>, and
as a <LegacyDir> with a prefix of
/opt/fop/Settings/bar.desktop all have
the same desktop-file id
A directory entry is a file with a name ending in the ".directory" extension which conforms to the desktop entry specification. It describes gives a localized name and an icon for a submenu. Directory entries are also known as ".directory files."
A "menu path" is the path to a particular menu. Menu paths are always "relative" so never start with a slash character. The path to a menu is simply the <Name> of each parent of the menu, followed by the <Name> of the menu itself. For example, "Foo/Bar/Baz" is a valid menu path.
The canonical path to a directory entry, relative to the
<DirectoryDir> containing the
entry. For example, if
specified as an <DirectoryDir>, the relative path to