Commit f309334b authored by David Zeuthen's avatar David Zeuthen

GDBus: add a man page for gdbus(1)

parent f14e3081
......@@ -121,7 +121,9 @@ content_files = \
gio-querymodules.xml \
glib-compile-schemas.xml\
gsettings.xml \
gsettings-schema-convert.xml
gsettings-schema-convert.xml \
gdbus.xml \
$(NULL)
expand_content_files = \
overview.xml \
......@@ -143,7 +145,8 @@ man_MANS = \
gio-querymodules.1 \
glib-compile-schemas.1 \
gsettings.1 \
gsettings-schema-convert.1
gsettings-schema-convert.1 \
gdbus.1
if ENABLE_MAN
......
<refentry id="gdbus" lang="en">
<refmeta>
<refentrytitle>gdbus</refentrytitle>
<manvolnum>1</manvolnum>
<refmiscinfo class="manual">User Commands</refmiscinfo>
</refmeta>
<refnamediv>
<refname>gdbus</refname>
<refpurpose>Introspect and call remote objects</refpurpose>
</refnamediv>
<refsynopsisdiv>
<cmdsynopsis>
<command>gdbus</command>
<arg choice="plain">introspect</arg>
<group>
<arg choice="plain">--system</arg>
<arg choice="plain">--session</arg>
<arg choice="plain">--address <replaceable>address</replaceable></arg>
</group>
<arg choice="plain">--dest <replaceable>bus_name</replaceable></arg>
<arg choice="plain">--object-path <replaceable>/path/to/object</replaceable></arg>
</cmdsynopsis>
<cmdsynopsis>
<command>gdbus</command>
<arg choice="plain">call</arg>
<group>
<arg choice="plain">--system</arg>
<arg choice="plain">--session</arg>
<arg choice="plain">--address <replaceable>address</replaceable></arg>
</group>
<arg choice="plain">--dest <replaceable>bus_name</replaceable></arg>
<arg choice="plain">--object-path <replaceable>/path/to/object</replaceable></arg>
<arg choice="plain">--method <replaceable>org.project.InterfaceName.MethodName</replaceable></arg>
<arg choice="plain">ARG1</arg>
<arg choice="plain" rep="repeat">ARG2</arg>
</cmdsynopsis>
<cmdsynopsis>
<command>gdbus</command>
<arg choice="plain">help</arg>
</cmdsynopsis>
</refsynopsisdiv>
<refsect1>
<title>Description</title>
<para>
<command>gdbus</command> offers a simple commandline utility for
introspecting and calling methods on remote objects.
</para>
<refsect2>
<title>Commands</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>introspect</option></term>
<listitem><para>
Prints out interfaces and property values for a remote object.
For this to work, the owner of the object needs to implement the
<literal>org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable</literal> interface.
</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>call</option></term>
<listitem><para>
Invokes a method on a remote object. Each argument to pass to the
method must be specified as a serialized
<link linkend="GVariant"><type>GVariant</type></link> except that strings do
not need explicit quotes. The return values are printed out as
serialized <link linkend="GVariant"><type>GVariant</type></link>
values.
</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>help</option></term>
<listitem><para>
Prints help and exit.
</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</refsect2>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>Bash Completion</title>
<para>
<command>gdbus</command> ships with a bash completion script to
complete commands, destinations, bus names, object paths and
interface/method names.
</para>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>Examples</title>
This shows how to introspect an object - note that the value of each
property is displayed:
<programlisting>
$ gdbus introspect --system \
--dest org.freedesktop.NetworkManager \
--object-path /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/0
node /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/0 {
interface org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable {
methods:
Introspect(out s data);
};
interface org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties {
methods:
Get(in s interface,
in s propname,
out v value);
Set(in s interface,
in s propname,
in v value);
GetAll(in s interface,
out a{sv} props);
};
interface org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Device.Wired {
signals:
PropertiesChanged(a{sv} arg_0);
properties:
readonly b Carrier = false;
readonly u Speed = 0;
readonly s HwAddress = '00:1D:72:88:BE:97';
};
interface org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Device {
methods:
Disconnect();
signals:
StateChanged(u arg_0,
u arg_1,
u arg_2);
properties:
readonly u DeviceType = 1;
readonly b Managed = true;
readwrite o Ip6Config = '/';
readwrite o Dhcp4Config = '/';
readwrite o Ip4Config = '/';
readonly u State = 2;
readwrite u Ip4Address = 0;
readonly u Capabilities = 3;
readonly s Driver = 'e1000e';
readwrite s Interface = 'eth0';
readonly s Udi = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:19.0/net/eth0';
};
};
</programlisting>
<para>
In a similar fashion, the <option>introspect</option> command can be
used to learn details about the <literal>Notify</literal> method:
</para>
<programlisting>
[...]
interface org.freedesktop.Notifications {
methods:
GetServerInformation(out s return_name,
out s return_vendor,
out s return_version,
out s return_spec_version);
GetCapabilities(out as return_caps);
CloseNotification(in u id);
Notify(in s app_name,
in u id,
in s icon,
in s summary,
in s body,
in as actions,
in a{sv} hints,
in i timeout,
out u return_id);
};
[...]
</programlisting>
<para>
With this information, it's easy to use the <option>call</option>
command to display a notification
</para>
<programlisting>
$ gdbus call --session \
--dest org.freedesktop.Notifications \
--object-path /org/freedesktop/Notifications \
--method org.freedesktop.Notifications.Notify \
my_app_name \
42 \
gtk-dialog-info \
"The Summary" \
"Here's the body of the notification" \
[] \
{} \
5000
(uint32 12,)
</programlisting>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>AUTHOR</title>
<para>
Written by David Zeuthen <email>zeuthen@gmail.com</email> with
a lot of help from many others.
</para>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>BUGS</title>
<para>
Please send bug reports to either the distribution bug tracker
or the upstream bug tracker at
<ulink url="https://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=glib"/>.
</para>
</refsect1>
<refsect1>
<title>SEE ALSO</title>
<para>
<citerefentry>
<refentrytitle>dbus-send</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum>
</citerefentry>
</para>
</refsect1>
</refentry>
......@@ -166,6 +166,7 @@
<xi:include href="gsettings.xml"/>
<xi:include href="glib-compile-schemas.xml"/>
<xi:include href="gsettings-schema-convert.xml"/>
<xi:include href="gdbus.xml"/>
</chapter>
</part>
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