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desktop-entry-invalid-category

This desktop entry shows a category that is not among the registered "main" or "additional" categories in the FreeDesktop specification.

The values are case-sensitive. Whitespace is only allowed just before and after the equals sign in the Category key, and nowhere else.

The desktop-file-validate tool in the desktop-file-utils package is useful when checking the syntax of desktop entries.

For more information please consult:

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit c1c05b0. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check menu-format.

Visibility: warning

The following 15 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 37 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 14 overrides. The tag performed 62% of the time.