[Tutor] making a shortcut in windows

Walter Prins wprins at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 18:10:46 CEST 2012


On 4 September 2012 15:44, Wayne Werner <wayne at waynewerner.com> wrote:
>> I actually just want the functionality of a shortcut so that I can put an
>> icon on the desktop. symlink allows that in Unix (and a few other
>> capabilities that I'm not that intersted in) and just want something
>> equivalent to the menu item for making a shortcut in Windows.
> At least in Windows 7+, you can use the mklink command (as administrator):
> import subprocess
> subprocess.check_call(['mklink',
>                        '/D', #Use /H for a hard link
>                        '\users\yourname\desktop\yourfile.txt',
>                        '\path\to\yourfile.txt'])
> HTH,
> Wayne

Yes, but as already noted symbolic links are a newish feature that is
not available on older OS's, so the original poster probably wants to
look at API's to create actual shortcut's given that he's targeting
WinXP etc.



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