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Old 04-07-2011, 02:20 AM   #1
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How to create a shortcut of a application with a icon using command line in RHEL

Hi all,
Can anyone please give the command to create a shortcut of a application along with a icon, instead of creating a softlink to it.

e.g i want to create the shortcut of eclipse in my desktop

Thanks in advance
Old 04-07-2011, 02:29 AM   #2
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???? from the command line??????

why not in gnome r-click the desktop and select " create launcher" from the menu

but from bash i suppose you could launch "vi"or "nano" and make a "*.desktop" file by hand
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for your suggestion,

I got it,by copying a .desktop file of another application and changed its contents as per my application executable and which included its path as well as its icon(from /usr/share/pixmap).
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