icon special variables for exec
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Jul 8 07:13:17 BST 2004
> On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 19:18:13 -0700, James Richard Tyrer <tyrerj at acm.org> wrote:
>>>I created an icon in a folder within KDE. I named it foobar. I gave
>>>it an exec command line. However, I want it to be something like
>>>Exec=rdesktop -g 1280x1024 $0
>>>where $0 is the name of the icon, foobar, like in shell. How can I do
>>>this? Come to think of it, I could have it invoke a single shell
>>>script and do my magic there but I guess it would be nice to know if
>>>there are special variables for this type of function available.
>>IIUC, $0 would give you rdesktop. If that is what you want, use %i
>> Exec=rdesktop -g 1280x1024 --icon <icon>
>> Exec=rdesktop -g 1280x1024 -- --icon <icon>
> I don't want to set the icon or the name of it, i just want to read
> it. For example, I created a new 'Link to Application'. I right
> clicked this and did a rename and named it to 'foobar'. I right click
> on it again and go to properties. I click on the application tab. In
> the command box, I want to put something like:
> rdesktop -g 1280x1024 <SOMETHING> where <SOMETHING> is a special
> variable that contains the name of the object, in this case, 'foobar'.
OK, I have done that. This is for a service menu item? correct? Or, perhaps I
still don't know exactly what you want to do.
Handy hint: the service menus are in:
You might want to look at some of them.
You use: %f for a service menu 'desktop' file. At least this one that I created
[Desktop Action bzip2_file]
Name=Create Bzip2 File
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