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Hello All, Now, my program can run in command line. I would like to invoke the program by clicking on a icon on the linux desktop just as people would ...
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    how create a shortcut on the linux desktop for a executive program


    Hello All,

    Now, my program can run in command line. I would like to invoke the program by clicking on a icon on the linux desktop just as people would do in Windows.

    I wonder how to create an icon on the desktop and associate it with my program.


    thanks

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    Hi,

    In KDE: secondary click on desktop, create new, link to application.
    In Gnome: I'm not sure, but should be something similar and easy.
    Other desktops: google?

    Hugo
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    Code:
    ln -s file1 file2
    Creates a symbolic link to file1 with the name of the file2.

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    If need be, in KDE you can specify to have the program run in terminal. That is useful for example when you run a script that generates output or that needs input.
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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