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NAME         top

       Firecfg - Desktop integration utility for Firejail software.

SYNOPSIS         top

       firecfg [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Firecfg is the desktop integration utility for Firejail sandbox.
       It allows the user to sandbox applications automatically by
       clicking on desktop manager icons and menus.

       The integration covers:

              - programs started in a terminal - typing "firefox" would
              be enough to start a sandboxed Firefox browser

              - programs started by clicking on desktop manager menus -
              all major desktop managers are supported

              - programs started by clicking on file icons in file
              manager - only Cinnamon, KDE, LXDE/LXQT, MATE and XFCE
              desktop managers are supported in this moment

       To set it up, run "sudo firecfg" after installing Firejail
       software.  The same command should also be run after installing
       new programs. If the program is supported by Firejail, the
       symbolic link in /usr/local/bin will be created. For a full list
       of programs supported by default run "cat

       For user-driven manual integration, see DESKTOP INTEGRATION
       section in man 1 firejail.


       The following actions are implemented by default by running sudo

              - set or update the symbolic links for desktop

              - add the current user to Firejail user access database
              (firecfg --add-users);

              - fix desktop files in $HOME/.local/share/applications/
              (firecfg --fix).

OPTIONS         top

       --add-users user [user]
              Add the list of users to Firejail user access database.

              $ sudo firecfg --add-users dustin lucas mike eleven

              Create and search symbolic links in directory instead of
              the default location /usr/local/bin.  Directory should
              precede /usr/bin and /bin in the PATH environment

              Remove all firejail symbolic links.

       --fix  Fix .desktop files. Some .desktop files use full path to
              executable. Firecfg will check .desktop files in
              /usr/share/applications/, replace full path by name if it
              is in PATH, and write result to
              $HOME/.local/share/applications/.  This action is done by
              default when running "sudo firecfg". We have it as a
              separate option for regular users.

              Create a proper ~/.config/pulse/client.conf file without
              shm support. On some PulseAudio versions, shared memory
              support (shm) breaks the process ID namespace. PulseAudio
              software was designed a long time ago, and the
              introduction of PID namespace in Linux kernel breaks their
              design. This was reportedly fixed in PulseAudio version 9.
              If you have sound problems on your system, run "firecfg
              --fix-sound" command in a terminal, followed by
              logout/login in order to apply the changes.

              Guided configuration for new users.

              $ sudo firecfg --guide

              Print debug messages.

       -?, --help
              Print options end exit.

       --list List all firejail symbolic links

              Print program version and exit.


       $ sudo firecfg
       /usr/local/bin/firefox created
       /usr/local/bin/vlc created
       $ firecfg --list
       $ sudo firecfg --clean
       /usr/local/bin/firefox removed
       /usr/local/bin/vlc removed

LICENSE         top

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
       modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
       published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
       the License, or (at your option) any later version.


SEE ALSO         top

       firejail(1), firemon(1), firejail-profile(5), firejail-login(5),
       firejail-users(5), jailcheck(1)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the Firejail (Firejail security sandbox)
       project.  Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨⟩.  If you have a bug report for
       this manual page, see ⟨⟩.
       This page was obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
       ⟨⟩ on 2023-12-22.  (At
       that time, the date of the most recent commit that was found in
       the repository was 2023-12-21.)  If you discover any rendering
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0.9.73                          Jun 2023                      FIRECFG(1)

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