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I am starting a lot of programs via the synapse launcher. For convenience, I'd like to give a program an additional name/label/tag/whatever, such as "XXYYZZ".

Is this possible (on XFCE)?

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I don't know Synapse but assuming it launches applications from your PATH, you should be able to create symlinks like so:

$ echo $PATH # check that ~/bin is in the PATH
...:/home/<user>/bin:...
$ which ls # check where the target program is located
/usr/bin/ls
$ ln -s /usr/bin/ls ~/bin/myls # create a symlink
$ myls # use the new name for the target program
... ls output follows ...

I guess then Synapse would also find it.

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