Ideally, I'm looking for a generic solution for Linux / Ubuntu, but my minimum requirement is something that will work in Ubuntu MATE 16.
I'm writing a script that takes a newly-installed Ubuntu machine and adds and configures all the stuff needed to turn it into a workstation ready for software development.
I've installed (well, unpacked really) JetBrains IntelliJ and PhpStorm into
/usr/local/bin/, and am looking for a way to add those two programs to the main ("Start") menu. All guides I can find show how to do it via GUI, but I want to script it from a bash file. I probably need better search criteria -- or some hints from you folks!