DBus-Inspector is a development tool to show the contents of the DBus message bus.
Version: 0.2.1DBus-Inspector is a development tool to show the contents of the DBus message bus. It uses the "Introspection" data provided by most applications.
Operating System: Linux
The DBus is a new protocol for inter-process communication, mostly for desktop systems. DBus-Inspector is being used by numerous GNOME and KDE-applications, and is developed by the Freedesktop.org-project.
Typical use cases are reacting to hardware changes (e.g. a USB drive being connected) or to network connectivity changes (e.g. when a new WIFI network is detected).
It mostly shows methods (later versions will also allow you to trigger methods directly for testing purposes) and signals with their signature. For obvious reasons, these informations can only be displayed if correct information was provided by the application via the "Introspect" method; unfortunately not all DBus applications have correct information here.