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Old 10-02-2002, 04:41 PM   #1
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creating shortcuts


i just installed netscape to play around with and tried running it through the run program menu as 'netscape' but this doesnt work...in the install file it tells me to cd to the directory i installed it into and use the command ./netscape is there a way to create a shortcut or do somethign faster than all that?
 
Old 10-02-2002, 04:45 PM   #2
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2 easy ways to fix this, Put the directory that netscape is in your PATH, or use a soft link with ln -s

man ln
 
Old 10-02-2002, 04:52 PM   #3
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just a few questions, where is the PATH? and im able to just drag and drop the netscape installation in there? sorry to compare but its not like windows where theres registry etc. i can just drag and drop?
 
Old 10-03-2002, 02:51 AM   #4
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Type 'echo $PATH' at the command prompt. $PATH is a variable that holds the 'path(s)' to executables. If something is not in your path you type ./somefile. And Drag and Drop is a GUI thing and doesn't teach you anything although I believe it can be done in X. If you install Netscape I am pretty sure that it will install into $PATH by default I'm not %100 sure as I'm leaning right now more on learning to program in C so that I have REAL power.


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Old 10-03-2002, 07:45 AM   #5
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Hmmmm i am still quite a newbie too, but did netscape install to /usr/bin as 'netscape' if not, lets make a shortcut on your desktop shall we....(assuming your using kde, though should be similar on gnome) right click on your desktop, go to Create New, then Link To Application, fill in the necessary things eg. Name, then on the execute tab, locate the netscape executable and press ok, hope it works!

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Old 10-03-2002, 09:50 PM   #6
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netscape installed to /usr/local/netscape can i just drag and drop everything in there to /usr/bin and then be able to run it from the run program prompt? or should i reinstall it telling it to install there...or something else?
 
Old 10-03-2002, 10:15 PM   #7
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You could just link it or create a shortcut like i said before

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Old 10-03-2002, 10:20 PM   #8
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GT is probably right. If you are looking for an easy way to do this, the shortcut idea is probably it. IF you don't want to add the directory to your PATH anyway.

An easy symlink at that:
ln -sf /usr/local/netscape /usr/bin/netscape

And that's it. Type that into a terminal, as root, and then try again.

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