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Adding batch file to portable apps menu?

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rwttaber
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Adding batch file to portable apps menu?

Is there a way to show a batch file in the portable apps menu? I am using platform 2 beta 3.

Does it only pick up .exe?

I was thinking of writing a program in C++ to open it but that seems like it would be a lot of work if the platform could be configured to show it.

Thanks!

digitxp
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EXE

Nope, no way it can launch it. Well actually... There is a way, but it's fairly invlolved:

  1. Make an App folder, and an appinfo folder inside.
  2. Make an appinfo.ini file.
  3. Put this into the file, replacing the stuff in braces:
    [Details]
    Name={Name}
    AppId={Namew/ospaces}
    Publisher=
    Homepage=
    Category=
    Description=
    Language=Multilingual
    Trademarks=
    InstallType=
    
    [License]
    Shareable=true
    OpenSource=true
    Freeware=true
    CommercialUse=true
    
    [Version]
    PackageVersion=0.0.0.0
    DisplayVersion=0.0
    
    [SpecialPaths]
    Plugins=NONE
    
    [Control]
    Icons=1
    Start={BatchFileinthemainfolder}
    ExtractIcon={IconFile}
    
  4. Restart the menu.

Or do it the easy way: compile your batch files, or better yet, switch to AutoHotKey (which has some pretty neat functions, including GUI and keyboard hooks).
Good luck!

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muswell
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how about a CGI perlscript

how about a CGI perlscript (generator) or something.

Systems admins would love it!

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