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Old 3rd September 2004, 07:15 PM
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program menu/desktop application launcher

I can think of three or more programs off the top of my head limewire, sancho, azureus that I have recently installed on my FC2 machine that require a .sh file /script to be ran from the cli by by entering the following commands: sh filename.sh or ./filename.sh

My question is as follows, is there a way to create a program menu/desktop application launcher (shortcut) instead of opening the cli navigating to for example /local/usr/LimeWire then running ./runLime.sh or sh runLime.sh in order to run the application?

My children are still used to clicking on desktop icons in a window environment, and I was wondering if there was another way, any assistance would be appreciated as always


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Old 3rd September 2004, 07:30 PM
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yes there is a way,

right click on the desktop and select create a launcher, a menu will appear, give it a name, select an icon and in the command section navagate where the command is and done, now you have a so-call shortcut or symbolic link in linux.......
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Old 3rd September 2004, 09:15 PM
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yes there is a way,

right click on the desktop and select create a launcher, a menu will appear, give it a name, select an icon and in the command section navagate where the command is and done, now you have a so-call shortcut or symbolic link in linux.......
This was the first thing that I tried and it seems to work vey well for .bin executables/files ex: gaim, xine, mplayer, evolution, etc that can be ran in cli by entering app name as command -but as for .sh scripts/files that require you to enter sh or ./ before the app name no sucess...
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Old 3rd September 2004, 09:45 PM
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did you install rpm version? http://www.aim.com/get_aim/linux/lat....adp?aolp=#rpm
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Old 3rd September 2004, 10:28 PM
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when creating the launch icon...can't you specify the command then "open in terminal" ?
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Old 4th September 2004, 04:04 AM
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yes there is a way,

right click on the desktop and select create a launcher, a menu will appear, give it a name, select an icon and in the command section navagate where the command is and done, now you have a so-call shortcut or symbolic link in linux.......
My apologies to you IMDEEMVP this method did work I was using the wrong .sh file you are truly DEEMVP thank you once again

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Old 4th September 2004, 04:11 AM
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yr2alex,

no problem.......i am glad i can help.....
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