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gconftool2 - Edit GNOME Configurations

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module allows for the manipulation of GNOME 2 Configuration via gconftool-2. Please see the gconftool-2(1) man pages for more details.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
config_source
Specify a configuration source to use rather than the default path. See man gconftool-2(1)
direct
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Access the config database directly, bypassing server. If direct is specified then the config_source must be specified as well. See man gconftool-2(1)
key
required
A GConf preference key is an element in the GConf repository that corresponds to an application preference. See man gconftool-2(1)
state
required
    Choices:
  • absent
  • get
  • present
The action to take upon the key/value.
value
Preference keys typically have simple values such as strings, integers, or lists of strings and integers. This is ignored if the state is "get". See man gconftool-2(1)
value_type
    Choices:
  • bool
  • float
  • int
  • string
The type of value being set. This is ignored if the state is "get".

Examples

- name: Change the widget font to "Serif 12"
  gconftool2:
    key: "/desktop/gnome/interface/font_name"
    value_type: "string"
    value: "Serif 12"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
key
string
success
The key specified in the module parameters

Sample:
/desktop/gnome/interface/font_name
value
string
success
The value of the preference key after executing the module

Sample:
Serif 12
value_type
string
success
The type of the value that was changed

Sample:
string


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Kenneth D. Evensen (@kevensen)

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