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Old 06-08-2010, 04:12 AM   #1
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How to view CD shortcut link


Hi,

Whenever we insert CD,it creates a shortcut link in desktop.Can we list this link name by using any command? I am using Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 04:22 AM   #2
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Hi,

I'm not entirely sure what it is you want, but maybe this helps:

mount -> shows all mounted drives, your automounted CD should be one of them (probably the last one). Both the device (something like /dev/sr0) and the directory are shown (among other things).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 05:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response.

For example,when I insert a CD which has label as EnterpriseLinux,it mounts like /media/EnterpriseLinux automatically.Meanwhile it creates a shortcut in the name of "EnterpriseLinux" in my desktop.I assume that this shortcut is also in the form of file as everything is file in linux.Is it right? If Yes,Can we list the shortcut name "Enterpriselinux" by using command ls?

I hope I made it clear
 
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Hi,

Yes everything is a file under linux (but not all files are the same......).

I do believe the shortcut you are talking about should be visible in ~/Documents (I'm not using Oracle Enterprise Linux, so the naming could be different.), and all in ~/Documents can be listed with ls.

Hope this helps.

BTW: I am assuming you do this from a terminal.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 05:38 AM   #5
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Hi,

I am using terminal to view this shortcut name under /home/user/Desktop.Here I struckup.I am not able to view it.But "EnterpriseLinux" shortcut name displays with CD icon in my desktop.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 05:53 AM   #6
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Hi,

What does ls -la /home/user/Desktop show? (replace user with actual user).
 
Old 06-08-2010, 06:27 AM   #7
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It gives list all other files except shortcut name.

BTW: I can view the content of CD.I just want to list out this shortcut for curiosity.
 
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Hi,
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It gives list all other files except shortcut name.
Any subdirectories that might hold the link?

Too my knowledge if the link is shown on your desktop, it should reside in the ~/Desktop directory. It could be that there is a global Desktop directory, but I would not know where this one can be found.

Maybe a find on your whole system can find it. Something like (as root user): find / -iname "link-name" > 2>/dev/null. This is a resource intense command and might run for a little while.

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BTW: I can view the content of CD.I just want to list out this shortcut for curiosity.
I figured as much

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 07:44 AM   #9
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Hi,

By using find command also,I am not able to view it.Still I am searching for wayout.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 07:46 AM   #10
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Hi,

I've emptied my resources.

Hopefully someone else will have the answer for you.......
 
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Thanks for your helping tendency
 
  


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