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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 10:10 pm    Post subject: idesk icon file creator... Reply with quote

This is just a quick script I threw together to generate .lnk files for me for use with idesk.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
#Script to automate the icon creation process in idesk

printf "Icon filename (minus the extension): "
read fileName

touch /home/$USER/.idesktop/$fileName.lnk
outFile=/home/$USER/.idesktop/$fileName.lnk

printf "Caption: "
read caption
printf "Icon Path: "
read icPath
printf "Primary Command: "
read priComm
printf "Secondary Command: "
read secComm

echo "table Icon" > $outFile
echo "  Caption: "$caption >> $outFile
echo "  Icon: "$icPath >> $outFile
echo "  Command[0]: "$priComm >> $outFile

if [ "$secComm" ]
then
 echo "  Command[1]: "$secComm >> $outFile
fi

echo "end" >> $outFile

echo "Icon Created."


I also wrote this little script to automount devices, I use this script as the primary command for my idesk icons that refer to devices.
Syntax is simple: scriptname mountpoint

Code:
#!/bin/bash
#Check to see if dev is mounted, if not, mount it
#and open it, if so just open it
DEV=$1

isMntd=`cat /etc/mtab | grep $DEV | wc -l | sed 's/ //g'`

#If it is mounted, open it!
if [ "$isMntd" -eq "1" ]; then
        mntPnt=`cat /etc/mtab | grep $DEV | cut -d' ' -f2`
        nautilus --no-desktop $mntPnt
else
        mount $DEV
        mntPnt=`cat /etc/mtab | grep $DEV | cut -d' ' -f2`
        nautilus --no-desktop $mntPnt
fi
umount $mntPnt

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nifty...thanks! :D
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, saves me some seconds again :)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now, i'm new to gentoo and i've no idea how to use your work. please explain.

also, i've problem with idesk on fluxbox. i recently changed to qingy from gdm. when i started fluxbox with gdm, idesk came up on startup but with qingy it doesnt automatically comeup. any solution?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:34 am    Post subject: idesk-extras Reply with quote

Also, there is idesk-extras. It is simply a small script that allows you to graphicaly configure/add/remove icons from your desktop. It isn't in portage, but there is a howto for it here:
:arrow: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Idesk

Perhaps I'll add a cleaner written howto for it on this forum soon. I'll experiment with it more to see if I can add some stuff to make it more accessible on a Gentoo system.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh thats nice :D

But o well, i use KDE nowadays.:roll:
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