Re: Programmatically rescanning desktop or creating launcher
- From: Federico Mena Quintero <federico helixcode com>
- To: jose solorzano metamata com
- CC: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Programmatically rescanning desktop or creating launcher
- Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2000 16:02:36 -0500
> I've been trying to find out how to create a desktop
> launcher from a program or script, without much luck.
> When I manually create a launcher file under
> ~/.gnome-desktop, the icon does not show up
> until the Rescan Desktop menu is clicked. I have
> also tried a few of the gnome_desktop_entry APIs,
> but these also seem to require rescanning the desktop.
You can use the Midnight Commander's CORBA interface to ask it to
rescan the desktop. Please see mc/idl/FileManager.idl.
>From a shell script you can also use the `gmc-client' program with the
`--rescan-desktop' option. You can look at its source to see how it
calls MC via CORBA.
> Is there a simple and stable API or script, available under RedHat
> 6.0, that can help me?
The version of MC in Red Hat Linux 6.0 is ancient. Please upgrade to
the latest version from ftp.gnome.org.
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