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in the Gnome desktop, I know how to create a desktop entry for a custom program. I also know how to pin it to my Favorites by right clicking and selecting Add to Favorites. I want to do that last step in silent mode, from a shell script as part of a larger automation process. Is this possible?

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  • What are these favorites? Is it something from a graphical file browser? Which one?
    – terdon
    Jul 18, 2020 at 17:20
  • Gnome desktop (not file browser), sorry for not clarifying, I specified the Gnome tag but not in the post. I'll update the post Jul 18, 2020 at 18:07

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# Do a check
desktop-file-validate ${HOME}/.local/share/applications/*.desktop

# List apps pinned to dock
gsettings get org.gnome.shell favorite-apps

# Pin new list to dock after editing
gsettings set org.gnome.shell favorite-apps "['doublecmd.desktop', 'textadept.desktop', 'notherapp.desktop', 'okular.desktop']"

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