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How to create a desktop shortcut for a command? [duplicate]

I use a dongle for using internet on my kubuntu desktop. But to use the dongle, everytime I have to run MobilePartner from /usr/local/airtel/MobilePartner using terminal. Is there any way I can create ...
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Unity Launcher entry with “=” in the command [duplicate]

I have meshlab in my Unity Launcher with the following desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=MeshLab Name[en_GB]=MeshLab GenericName=Mesh processing GenericName[en_GB]=Mesh processing ...
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Converting a linux alias to a desktop launcher [duplicate]

I would like to know how to convert the following simple alias to a desktop launcher: cat ~/info1.txt
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Deskop entry which starts .sh script, closing terminal [duplicate]

I created the following Desktop Entry: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=true Name=<name> Exec=<pathTOscript/myScript.sh> myscript.sh is just one command to start a service. The ...
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How to create a shortcut for ssh terminal login? [duplicate]

I want to create a desktop shortcut that automatically logs into a testserver via ssh, and shows the active terminal. Script: #!/usr/bin/env bash sshpass -p "mypass" ssh myusr@192.168.xxx.xxx Link: ...
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How to make a .desktop file show its progress in terminal? [duplicate]

I have a .desktop file set to 100% upgrade my system when I double click it, and I would like to see the results of what is happening when I click it. It is basically running a shell @ /home/david/...
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How to run a script without closing the terminal?

I have a script in file bla.sh and it is executable. When I click on it, the script is executed and the window is closed. I'd like the window to stay open. Something like command cmd /k** command in ...
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How to check if script was executed via command line or double-clicked?

How can I determine if a script was invoked from a command line or via double-click in file manager (Nautilis)? If the former, I still have a command prompt when the script finishes, but if it was ...
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How to install latest version Eclipse in Ubuntu-16.04 [duplicate]

I am getting older version of Eclipse when I install it from terminal, which is fine for C/C++ code, but I want to use java, basically for spring and maven, so I want a newer version.
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Starting a script in a Desktop icon

I have the following .desktop file on my Desktop: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Robomongo Comment=Launch Robomongo Exec=/usr/local/robomongo-0.8.4-i386/bin/robomongo.sh Icon=/usr/local/...
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Desktop file can't run script in terminal

I want to make a button on my lxpanel to launch a program that prints out Hello World! in a pop-up lxterminal, so I use the technique that I successfully implemented before in Debian 7, which is: ...
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How to login to SSH and have username and password automatically entered?

I've been using nothing but Windows for years. I'm transitioning to Linux and I'm trying to make the transition as easy as possible since I have almost no knowledge of Linux. On Windows, I currently ...
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XTerm instead of Terminal in .desktop

I have this .desktop file set to update my software: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Update Software Comment=Application Exec=/home/david/Update_Script.sh Icon=/home/david/Downloads/...
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Where can I see the files installed by a package through terminal

When ever I install a packaage (application) through terminal. it gets install but I'm not able to find it at my desktop, As you can see winff is installed: However when I try to search it in dash I'...
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How to login to remote server using ssh with script in ubuntu terminal

I'm new to Ubuntu. I want to access a remote server using terminal by using the shortcut key. For example, to access server Y, I will give ssh Y all the time. Just want to write a script to access the ...

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