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The following works for me on a WinXP Pro box:
use Win32::Shortcut; use strict; use warnings; my $link = Win32::Shortcut->new(); $link->{'Path'} = 'C:\Documents and Settings\jim\My Documents\google_m +aps.txt'; $link->{'WorkingDirectory'} = 'C:\Documents and Settings\jim\My Docume +nts'; $link->{'ShowCmd'} = SW_SHOWNORMAL; $link->Save('C:/Documents and Settings/jim/Desktop/google_maps.lnk'); $link->Close();
I created two links on my desktop, one the "normal" way, one with the script. They are of different sizes:

C:\Documents and Settings\jim\Desktop>dir *.lnk Volume in drive C is mecano Volume Serial Number is 84B7-29B9 Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\jim\Desktop 07.26.05 12:35 PM 648 google_maps.lnk 07.26.05 12:24 PM 594 Shortcut to Google_maps.txt.lnk
but seem the same on visual inspection. Both open the text file correctly without an additional prompt.

- j

In reply to Re: Windows Shortcut Creation by jimbojones
in thread Windows Shortcut Creation by gwhite

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