gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders - GdkPixbuf loader registration utility

gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders [OPTIONS...] [MODULES..]

gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders collects information about loadable modules for gdk-pixbuf and writes it to the default cache file location, or to stdout.

If called without arguments, it looks for modules in the gdk-pixbuf loader directory.

If called with arguments, it looks for the specified modules. The arguments may be absolute or relative paths.

Normally, the output of gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders is written to $libdir/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders.cache, where gdk-pixbuf looks for it by default. If it is written to some other location, the environment variable GDK_PIXBUF_MODULE_FILE can be set to point gdk-pixbuf at the file.


Writes the output to the default cache location instead of the standard output.

The environment variable GDK_PIXBUF_MODULEDIR can be used to specify a different loader directory.

The default gdk-pixbuf loader directory is LIBDIR/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/VERSION/loaders, where:

  • LIBDIR is the libdir used when building gdk-pixbuf
  • VERSION is the ABI version for gdk-pixbuf loaders