Manage the appstream component index
This manual page documents briefly the appstream-index command.
appstream-index manages the AppStream index. The AppStream component index contains a list of all available applications for your distribution, matched with their native package names. It is generated using either AppStream-XML, Debian-DEP-11 or Ubuntu AppInstall data, which is provided by your distributor.
For more information about the AppStream project and the other components which are part of it, take a look at the AppStream pages at \m[blue]Freedesktop.org\m\s-2\u\d\s+2.
Get a component by it's identifier.
s, search TERM
Search the AppStream component database for a given search term.
what-provides TYPE TERM
Return components which provide a given item. An item type can be specified using the TYPE parameter, a value to search for has to be supplied using the TERM parameter.
Get components which handle the "text/xml" mimetype.
appstream-index what-provides mimetype "text/xml"
Get component which provides the "libfoo.so.2" library.
appstream-index what-provides lib libfoo.so.2
Trigger a database refresh, if necessary. In case you want to force the database to be rebuilt, supply the --force flag.
This command must be executed with root permission.
Print out more information about a found component.
Don't print colored output.
Display the version number of appstream-index
This manual page was written by Matthias Klumpp <[email protected]>.
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