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    How to create desktop shortcuts on linux?


    I have a small software which uses shell scripts to launch it. I would like to create shortcuts in the Start menu or desktop for the shell scripts. How can I do that?
    I want to use command line to create the shorcuts.

    Which reminds me. I am a novice on linux. Currently I use XManager or VNC to connect to my linux box to get a windows like emulation. Is it possible to configure a linux box where you can only connect via telnet, ssh etc and not via XManager etc. I mean is it possible to configure a linux machine where you cannot connect via a graphical emulation? If yes, how do I check for it, because in that case I would not like to create those shortcuts. I want shortcuts only to be created when the linux box can be connected via XManager etc.

    Thanks.

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    ok. im also new to linux but i think what you need is to right click a blank section of your desktop and select "Create Launcher" this will then launch a window where you can choose the icon, shortcut name, and browse a path to the icon name...
    hope this is what you were after
    good luck

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    or you can create soft link to your file.
    the directory of the linking file should be yours desktop.

    command for creating soft links,

    ln -s file1 file2

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    hi,
    to crreate a short for any application..
    follow these steps:
    1. open terminal or konsole
    2. use the command ln -s TARGET /home/username/Desktop/linkname..
    3. it create a shortcut with name linkname! refresh your desktop to see the short cut..

    Regards
    Chandra Sekhar

    Quote Originally Posted by rubalsher
    I have a small software which uses shell scripts to launch it. I would like to create shortcuts in the Start menu or desktop for the shell scripts. How can I do that?
    I want to use command line to create the shorcuts.

    Which reminds me. I am a novice on linux. Currently I use XManager or VNC to connect to my linux box to get a windows like emulation. Is it possible to configure a linux box where you can only connect via telnet, ssh etc and not via XManager etc. I mean is it possible to configure a linux machine where you cannot connect via a graphical emulation? If yes, how do I check for it, because in that case I would not like to create those shortcuts. I want shortcuts only to be created when the linux box can be connected via XManager etc.

    Thanks.

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