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How to create perl script shortcut in Solaris or Ubuntu

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I have a perl script test.pl. I want to create desktop shortcut. While I click on this shortcut icon it will run my perl script and keep the terminal open.

I have tried the command

ln -s test.pl ~/Desktop/abc

while I click on this abc Icon from my desktop. It run and same time the terminal exit. Could you please help here?

My requirement is:

I want to create desktop shortcut for particular perl program. While I click on this icon from desktop, it should run and keep the terminal open.

posted Oct 15, 2013 by Abhay Kulkarni

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2 Answers

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One way is to have a standalone as the last statement. This will make the program to wait for any input. Another approach is to use sleep 10 which will wait for 10 seconds.

answer Oct 15, 2013 by Salil Agrawal
My terminal should open once I click the test.pl icon in desktop. For example, open an new terminal, the .bashrc file run automatically and the same time terminal kept open for new command.
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Salil has given you one way of displaying the output of your script when clicked by holding the shell open with the . There is no way to fall back into the shell, because nothing exists there besides your script process to hold it open. Process terminates shell window gone!

answer Jan 23, 2014 by Amit Kumar Pandey
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