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Insomnia 05-28-2004 04:29 AM

Make Link
Hi !!

I need to make a link to the Desktop using a command, because it will be included in a script. I make a link like this:


ln -s /usr/bin/mrproject /root/Desktop/MrProject
My question is: Is posible to choose a specific icon (image) for the the link, adding somethink to the code? or, is there another way to do what i want?


drowstar 05-28-2004 05:05 AM

Hi Insomnia,
what you want is a Desktop Entry, a file that describes how a program is launched and displayed in a Desktop Environment.

This is a little more complicated than making a simple link, but you can easily adapt an existing .desktop file to suit your needs.
See the freedesktop Desktop Entry Standard.

Good luck with your project,
- drowstar

Insomnia 05-28-2004 05:33 AM

Thanks for your help drowstar. I'm going to try to do somethink whith that.

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