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Old 01-09-2002, 05:44 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Dayton, Ohio
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making desktop shortcuts using chmod?

Ok I have a .jar file that I plan on using a lot.

Instead of having to go into console all the time and cding to the dir and then java -jar file,, I wanted to just put a link on the desktop to a script that would open it up for me.

Somebody said I could type the commands in a text file, save it to the desktop, then go in and type

chmod +x filename

I did all this, and closed everything. I went to click on the button and a console window flashed on the screen and then nothing happened.

Is what I'm trying to do possible? Or is there another way to do this?

Using redhat7.2 KDE 2.2
Old 01-09-2002, 08:06 PM   #2
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One way to do it is right-click on your KDE desktop and go Create New -> Link To Application. That should do it for ya (This is assuming, however, that it is a gui-based program).


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