Chapter 9. Configuring Desktop with GSettings and dconf
9.1. Terminology Explained: GSettings, gsettings, and dconf
This section defines several terms that are easily confused.
dconfis a key-based configuration system which manages user settings. It is the back end for
GSettingsused in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
dconfmanages a range of different settings, including
GDM, application, and proxy settings.
dconfcommand-line utility is used for reading and writing individual values or entire directories from and to a
- GSettings is a high-level API for application settings, front end for
gsettingscommand-line tool is used to view and change user settings.