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Old 05-13-2002, 04:31 AM   #1
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script and makin' a shortcut

Hi everybody,
Can any of you help me figure this out. I just install a staroffice. Every time I wan tto rune it, I have to type "/usr/staroffice/soffice" if I'm not in the "/usr/staroffice". How to run the staroffice any where by just typing "soffice" like any other default shell program.

This is my second question. I just made a symbolic link at my ".gnome-desktop". This link points to the staroffice script in the "/usr/staroffice/". Every time I double click the symbolic it ask whether to view, execute or cancel. How to make it to just run the script without asking too many question.

Thanks everybody.
Old 05-13-2002, 07:01 AM   #2
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To answee your first question, you could try creating a link to /usr/staroffice/soffice like this:

ln -s /usr/staroffice/soffice /usr/local/bin/soffice

(then you could just type soffice). If that doesn't work, creating the following shell script in /usr/local/bin should work:

cd /usr/staroffice

then once you've saved that file do

chmod +x <name of the shell script file>
then you can still just type soffice (if you called the script soffice, that is)


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