Shortcut is a cross platform command line application and API for creating shortcuts.
shortcut will do its best to find your app, searching for the usual suspects in the usual places (i.e. those in the PATH), or you can give it a full path.
To create desktop and menu shortcuts for
Using the app:
Using the Python API:
from shortcut import ShortCutter s = ShortCutter() s.create_desktop_shortcut("python") s.create_menu_shortcut("python")
It was created to solve a simple problem - if you install a python package using
pip there is no simple way of creating a shortcut to the program it installs.
There is comprehensive documentation at shortcut.readthedocs.io.
Shortcut is available on pypi and can be installed using
pip install shortcut
pip3 install shortcut
sudo pip3 install shortcut
Alpha - tested and works but issues maybe experienced and API changes are possible.
It should work with Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems.