Sorry if this seems a daft question but I'm still new to Linux. Is there an equivalent of a Windows Shortcut in Linux (as opposed to a link)
The problem I have is this:
I have an application that sits in
/home/user/appDirectory/application.exe (its a Windows App running under Wine)
I then have a monitoring script that looks for that application to see if it is running.
application="/home/user/appDirectory/application.exe" if pgrep -f "$application" > /dev/null then is_running=1 else is_running=0 fi
So far so good. But I need to put a 'shortcut' on the desktop so that anyone can go in and easily stop/start the application.
If I create a
link (and put that on the desktop) and start it from that then the path becomes
/home/user/desktop/link to appDirectory/application.exe and the monitoring script can't see it.
Is it possible to create a shortcut, that when opened opens as the original location, so the application then starts from the original location?