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Old 05-28-2004, 05:29 AM   #1
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Question 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?

Old 05-28-2004, 06:05 AM   #2
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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,
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Old 05-28-2004, 06:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help drowstar. I'm going to try to do somethink whith that.


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