When creating a shortcut in windows it makes a
I have researched and it seems these are openable in linux(with some tweaking). Does Linux have an equivalent? If so, whats the extension?
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
Linux doesn't work with file extensions. However, you can make a shortcut on Linux using "symbolic links". They are something like a "pointer" to a file.
Take a look at here to see how to do it:
How do I create a symbolic link?
ln -s [TARGET DIRECTORY OR FILE] ./[SHORTCUT]
ln -s /usr/local/apache/logs ./logs
Linux has two types of links:
.desktop files: created by graphical file managers. They are similar to Windows
.lnk shortcuts, minus the automatic updating. They, like shortcuts, only work inside the GUI file manager program.
Symbolic links: created with
ln -s target link on Linux and
mklink link target on Windows. These can be used transparently by any program.