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I want to change the values of a gconf list key through the terminal, i'm not sure how to do it though.

gconftool-2 --type list the/key/to/modify but then i don't know how to put the values since it's not just one.

So, how do i set different values to a gconf list key?.

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You should build your command line like this:

gconftool-2 --type list --list-type string --set /the/key/to/modify '[value1,value2,value3]'

As you see, you need to specify also the type of list elements, with --list-type.

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Thanks, but i have a problem, i've typed the command with the values i wanted to set, however nothing seems to have changed, i'm trying to set values for AWN so when i add a new dock it already has the applets i want and/or need, but whenever i create a new dock the default AWN are used, why is that happening?. – Uri Herrera Aug 9 '11 at 23:20
The values are reported and visible in gconf-editor? If so, the problem moves to AWN, and I don't know it. – enzotib Aug 10 '11 at 6:19
Yeah, gconf has the correct values but AWN ignores them?. – Uri Herrera Aug 10 '11 at 12:38
@Uri Herrera: don't know nothing about AWN, sorry – enzotib Aug 10 '11 at 14:49

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