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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Create a ShortCut with Powershell

Creating a Shortcut might be a difficult task in any scripting language in Windows. Not sure how difficult or simple is there in Unix.

Let's take a look on the simple 4 lines which accomplish this task -


$wsc = New-Object -ComObject ("Wscript.Shell")$sc=Join-Path -Path "d:\test" -childpath "Notepad.lnk"
$slink=$wsc.CreateShortcut($sc)$slink.TargetPath = "C:\windows\notepad.exe"
$slink.WindowStyle = 0
$slink.Hotkey = "CTRL+SHIFT+F"
$slink.IconLocation = "notepad.exe, 0"
$slink.WorkingDirectory = "d:\Test"

Since this uses Wscript.Shell which is VBScript shell, there are some Windows version where you do not see desired output. Please let me know..


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