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I have created a C program and made an executable under Linux.

Right now, I open the executable by going first to gnome-terminal and then type


I want to create a shortcut icon on the desktop for the same executable. That is, if I click on the program shortcut, it should open gnome-terminal with an "<executable>" automatically.

Is it possible to do this?

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Not a programming question, voting for moving to Super User. – unwind Jun 20 '12 at 10:53
Have a look at the Desktop Entry specification. – Jan Hudec Jun 20 '12 at 10:59

Right click on your GNOME desktop, choose 'Create Launcher' and then specify the location of your program (assuming it's not in $PATH, if it is, then you don't need to specify the whole path, you can just give )

Make sure you have 'run in terminal' selected, and you'll be able to see the output of the program.

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I am sorry for not adding more details. I am working in ARM linux platform. I do not have launcher application. – user1426143 Jun 20 '12 at 12:33

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