Install UNIX Program Folder
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This action creates a desktop shortcut file on a UNIX system.


If the user is root when they run the install, the folder will be added for all users on the system.  If they are not root, the folder will only be added for the user doing the installation.

Technical Detail

UNIX program folders are installed using the xdg-utils package that is part of the portland project by

Supported Platforms

FreeBSD, Linux

Standard Properties 

See Standard Action Properties.

Advanced Properties

Additional Arguments

This property contains any of a number of lines to be added to the .directory file after the standard properties that are setup by InstallJammer.  Each line will be substituted for virtual text and then appended to the desktop file without any further modification.

Folder Directory

This is the directory to install this shortcut in if Folder Location is set to Directory.

Folder Location

Specifies whether you want to create the .directory file in some directory of your choosing or under the standard program folder.

Folder Name

The name of the folder to create on the target system.

Icon Path

This property specifies the file to use for the icon for this shortcut.  This usually points to a .png file to display.

Vendor ID

The Vendor ID is used to group all of the shortcuts and program folders together.  By default, everything is grouped by the Application ID of the current installer, but setting this to a common value would allow for all of the installers in your company to share program folders, for example.