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dtappgather(1)		 USER COMMANDS		   dtappgather(1)

     dtappgather - gather application files for	 presentation  by
     the Application Manager

     [ -r ]

     The Application Manager presents personal, system, and fac-
     tory applications in an easy-to-access window.  The Applica-
     tion Manager is implemented as a special File Manager view
     of a subdirectory that is built on a per-user, per-session
     basis.  The dtappgather utility is responsible for creating
     and refreshing the user's Application Manager subdirectory.

     The dtappgather utility is run at login and whenever the
     user invokes the ReloadApps action.  The user's individual
     subdirectory for the Application Manager,
     /var/dt/appconfig/appmanager/$DTUSERSESSION, is opened when
     the user presses the Application Manager control on the
     Front Panel.

     The sequence of events is as follows:

	o	When the user logs in, the Xsession script
		sources in the Xsession.d script that sets the
		DTUSERSESSION environment variable.

	o	Xsession then invokes the dtsearchpath utility to
		set the DTAPPSEARCHPATH environment variable.

	o	After dtsearchpath returns with the DTAPPSEAR-
		CHPATH assembled, the Xsession script calls

	o	As its main function, dtappgather traverses the
		DTAPPSEARCHPATH, examining each possible source
		of applications and, where there are existing
		source subdirectories, creates symbolic links
		between the source and the user's DTUSERSESSION

	o	Finally, dtappgather turns off write permissions
		on the resulting subdirectory to ensure its

		A similar sequence occurs when the user double-
		clicks the ReloadApps action after logging in.

		Although the value of the DTAPPSEARCHPATH can be
		modified in a local shell, the Application
		Manager view based on its value is not functional

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dtappgather(1)		 USER COMMANDS		   dtappgather(1)

		until you log out and log back in.  Since this
		can be a tedious venture, you can verify the
		Application Manager view by executing dtsear-
		chpath(1) and dtappgather in the local shell.
		For example, to add host trout as a system-wide
		application server, set the dtsearchpath(1) input
		environment variable, DTSPSYSAPPHOSTS:


		Then, execute dtsearchpath(1) to update the
		DTAPPSEARCHPATH environment variable.

		eval `dtsearchpath`

		Finally, gather the new applications by executing
		dtappgather.  The Application Manager will show
		the new application groups but will not be func-

     The -r option causes dtappgather to retain the previous con-
     tents of the Application Manager, although discarding broken
     links.  At login, dtappgather destroys the user's previous
     DTUSERSESSION subdirectory before creating a new one.  At
     ReloadApps time, the -r option is used to minimize visual
     disruption of any opened Application Manager views.

     The command always returns 0 (zero) for successful comple-

		       Set by the dtsearchpath(1) utility.
		       DTAPPSEARCHPATH controls the places where
		       dtappgather will gather applications.  The
		       default locations consist of
		       $HOME/.dt/appmanager (for end users),
		       /etc/dt/appconfig/appmanager/$LANG (for
		       system administrators), and
		       /usr/dt/appconfig/appmanager/$LANG (for
		       factory applications).

	DTUSERSESSION  Controls the location of the end user's
		       subdirectory where the Application Manager
		       will be rooted.	The subdirectory name
		       includes both the user's $LOGNAME and
		       $DISPLAY in order to ensure the user's
		       view of the Application Manager remains
		       consistent across sessions.

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dtappgather(1)		 USER COMMANDS		   dtappgather(1)

     When searching for system administrator and factory default
     Application Manager files, dtappgather always uses a value
     of $LANG equal to C.  When the user picks a language at
     login, the corresponding $LANG subdirectories are searched.
     If multiple $LANG subdirectories exist in
     /etc/dt/appconfig/appmanager, all $LANG subdirectories will
     appear in the Application Manager; however, if multiple
     $LANG subdirectories exist in /usr/dt/appconfig/appmanager
     then the language-specific subdirectory based on the current
     value of $LANG is chosen instead of the C subdirectory.

     Regardless of locale, all the action files that exist under
     the user's $HOME/.dt/appmanager subdirectory will be symbol-
     ically linked to the user's Application Manager subdirec-

		       Among its tasks at login, the Xsession
		       script invokes dtsearchpath(1), and then

		       This subdirectory is where dtappgather
		       assembles the Application Manager view for
		       the particular user and TED session.

     In the case of multiple search locations having the same
     name, dtappgather picks only the first and discards the
     rest.  For example, if the system administrator sets
     and if both hosts, tuna and trout, have an
     /etc/dt/appconfig/appmanager/C/Editors folder, then only the
     Editors folder from tuna (the first host) will appear in the
     user's Application Manager.

     After building the user's DTUSERSESSION, dtappgather turns
     off write permissions on that subdirectory to disallow
     alteration by the end user.  Although the end user can
     resize the window and rearrange the icons within the window,
     the Application Manager is intended to be a read-only source
     of local and networked applications.

     dtappintegrate(1), dtsearchpath(1).

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