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Old 10-24-2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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Question Create shortcut one for a program and one for a service


How can i create a shortcut in the desktop so i don't have to type those 2 commands always in the terminal?

command one:

sudo /etc/init.d/wicd start
command two:

sudo msnshadow
Thank you
Old 10-24-2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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I'm going to start right off the bat by making a large amount of assumptions regarding your system. Primarily because you haven't included things like;
a. What Linux or UNIX distribution you're using.
b. What version of said distribution you're using.
c. The "Windows Manager" you're referring to when you say "Desktop".
d. If you are trying to setup an easy way to stop and start a service.
e. If you just need to make sure that service always runs at boot up.

In order to correct all of those issues, you'll need to visit this site, print it out, and put it somewhere handy. I know I had a large hard drive strung up to my copy back in "The Day" (which was before "The Start Button" came around).

Now, as for your question;

If you're running Fluxbox;
1. Pop open a terminal, then open ~/.fluxbox/menu in a text editor and add the following line somewhere near the top;
[exec] (XELEEMA_ROX) {sudo /etc/init.d/wicd start)
2. Right click to bring up your context menu, then select "Fluxbox Menu", followed by "Reload Config".
If you're running KDE 4.x;
Using your file manager, browse to the script/file/directory/whatever you want to create a shortcut to and right click on it.

Select something that sounds right, like maybe "Make a link" or "create a shortcut"
If you're running GNOME;
Using your file manager, browse to the script/file/directory/whatever you want to create a shortcut to and right click on it.

Select something that sounds right, like maybe "Make a link" or "create a shortcut"
If you running CDE on Solaris;
Go to, set it up, then install one of the aforementioned "Windows Manager". Seriously, no one uses CDE anymore.

If you have OpenWin on HP-UX, AIX, or Solaris;
Ping me back, I've been looking for an install disk that old.

If you have a "Start" button on your desktop, and your system is constantly asking you to "Allow" things;
Drag it out back and put it out if its misery.
If you see an image of a small TV in the center of your screen when you boot;
You have a mac, and might be in the wrong part of the Internet. Which is a large series of tubes.

Last edited by xeleema; 10-24-2009 at 02:44 AM.
Old 10-24-2009, 03:05 AM   #3
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If you are running a Gnome, you can right click on desktop and choose Create Launcher. Type in the command. Click Ok.
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Do you want to see any error messages the command may produce or are you OK with just running the commands?


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