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A script for bash that allow you to simplify and accelerate the creation of launchers for menu (.dekstop file).
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LinkIt is a Bash script that allows you to simplify and accelerate the creation of launchers for menu (.dekstop file).
Launchers that are created with this script will automatically be added to your menu and, if you want it, also on your desktop.
These launchers work on every desktop environment that follows the Freedesktop specs: KDE, Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, MATE and others!

New version 3.2!


  • Version 3.2
    • Bug fix: fixed a bug that didn't create a directory
  • Version 3.1
    • Now the button "Cancel" stop the programm and allow you to exit without saving
    • Select different categories
    • Changed icon
    • Added script to remove LiknIt
  • Version 3.0
    • A lot of changes have benn introduced in this version! A big thanks to @MisterDA
    • Correct many typos and grammar errors. Improve readability, fix indentation
    • Prevent potential bug if $name contains special characters
    • Stop if not run by root
  • Version 2.2:
    • Introduced a configuration file! It is /etc/linkit.conf.
    • Introduced a setup file.
  • Version 2.1: Added the possibility to add your launchers in your desktop.



With these instructions you can download and extract the script :

cd LinkIt-master

Then launch as root :


After this visit the /etc/linkit/linkit.conf file for setup the script.

Now you can launch the script with a simple command, or you can use the launcher in your menu.

Image of menu with Link It

After you have launched the script, follow the execution and your custom launchers will be created. The script has a GUI.

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