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Old 10-31-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
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Installing applications in Directory - KDE

If I am using APT to install applications and am using KDE as my Window Manager.

Where would I create a directory so that directory will show up in the KDE menu (how do I do this via command line). I.E. Applications, Games, etc Menus in KDE

How do I tell APT to install this application and so that it will show up in the directory I created?

Thanks for the help!

What I'd like to do is move applications location where they are located in the Desktop Manager, but I would like to do this via command line.

For instance, I'd like to create a Menu Item called: Security and place sub directories under this i.e.


>Port Scanners

That is what I'd like to do.

Any ideas?

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Old 11-01-2006, 10:23 AM   #2
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Well the easiest way to edit the K-Menu is with kmenuedit but if you need/want to do it from the command line the following link may be of some use

It's written for Suse but it should be fairly similar for what you're using, which I assume is Ubuntu. I'm not an Ubuntu user so it may be the same as Suse but it's also possible the files will be in a slightly different location, for example on my Gentoo install they're in /usr/kde/3.5/share/applications/kde/ rather than /opt/kde3/share/applications/kde.

As for setting up APT to do what you want I'm not sure, does it not automatically add installed programs to the K-Menu which you could then just move manually to the directory you want?
Old 11-01-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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i dont think u should change the installation directory...

i think u should rather create a symbolic link.

and, kmenuedit would be the easiest way.


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