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Old 05-24-2005, 09:29 PM   #1
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Sim link


I was wondering how you make simlinks.
So i can place a (for lack of a better word) "short cut"
on my desktop to run certain programs.

Also another question....

I downloaded mercury messenger via a torrent.....
and the name of the file is 1708_LINUX_VM
How do i install that?
Old 05-24-2005, 09:38 PM   #2
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On the desktop it is as easy as right-clicking on the desktop and clicking new-link to application, then type the command that launches the app in the command field, or browse to it.

From the command line a symlink is created as such

ln -s <path to original> <link name>

For example to link firefox on my desktop I would type

ln -s /home/pcghost/firefox/firefox.bin /home/pcghost/Desktop/Firefox


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