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Hi, I would like to create a desktop icon that will launch the terminal window and automatically exectute a given command (ssh to a remote server in this case).
How would I go about doing this?
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1- You need to create a shell script:
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2- Make it executable and change permissions:
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#chmod +X name_of_your_shell_script
#chmod -R 777 name_of_your_shell_script
3- Right click on desktop and create a launcher to your shell script
More informations in:http://www.freeos.com/guides/lsst/
Using LM13 MATE (Desktop), LM14 Cinnamon (Netbook)
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But that won't open a terminal window. Or will the desktop sniff that it is a script and run it in a terminal for you? I think it shouldn't so it probably doesn't.
The terminal (mate-terminal at least, as well as the old xterm) can take an argument -e <command> to run a command in the terminal. I tried mate-terminal -e ssh <host> but it terminated immediately for some reason. xterm worked though, but you may have to install xterm as it's not in Mint by default (not in mine anyway)
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