I'm trying to do something relatively simple that most of us have wanted to do at one time or another: Save my gnome-teminal settings.
I'm running 14.04 (desktop obviously). I've realized from my research that dconf, gconf, and gsettings have over the course of the last couple version bumps, been designated to store the settings for different aspects of Gnome/Unity.
If I ask all of the questions I have about these tools. It would spiral out of control, and I don't want to learn the internals of 3 tools (8 if you count gconftool, gconftool-2, gconfd-2, dconf-service, dconf-ibus, and the dconf database as individual tools)
My new goal is consolidate all of the settings into gsettings, as it contains the most existing settings.
Has this been done?
I've determined that I can unregister gconf schemas.
I've determined that gsettings operates on the dconf database with a much friendlier interface (i.e. the finest tab completion anyone could ask for in a command-line tool.)
Would there be any major caveats, aside from the time investment, to moving config from gconf to dconf, and just creating gsettings schemas for those settings... So that I can easily save my gnome-terminal settings, and any other UI preferences I wish to adjust that come up?
Thanks to the comment by @Rinzwind below, I have decided to ignore gconf and found the settings for gnome-terminal. However it consists of only 2 keys,
Where can I find a list of all the keys I can add?