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I am using Elementary OS Freya.
I want to add custom bash script to plank (dock).

How can I do it ?

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Create a .desktop file in your ~/.local/share/applications folder for the script (or in usr/share/applications for system wide access). E.g.:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=My bash script
Comment=bash script to do custom stuff
Type=Application
Exec=/path/to/bash/script %U
Icon=/path/to/some/fancy/icon
Terminal=false (or true)
Categories=Other;

It will show up in the Other category for slingshot. Run it and then select "Keep in dock" when it is running.

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    you can also drag & drop icons from slingshot to plank, without running them ;) – jena Nov 22 '18 at 9:49
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to save the .desktop file you have to add in Terminal:

sudo chmod 777 programName.desktop

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