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Shortcut file

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 21, 2001 at 10:56 UTC ( #53307=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Does anybody know how to create a shortcut file, a desired (not default) icon plus URL in it, so the user can download it in one step to her desktop and click the shortcut to the URL?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Shortcut file
by Chady (Priest) on Jan 21, 2001 at 12:25 UTC
    Is this Perl??
    are you sure you posted inside the right WebSite??
    anyway... it is really a text file that contains this:
    [DEFAULT] BASEURL=http://chady.net/index2.cgi [InternetShortcut] URL=http://chady.net/index2.cgi IconIndex=4 IconFile=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\url.dll
    try it.
    Chady | http://chady.net/
      You'll also want to make sure the user saves it with a .url extension. This will also only work on IE, I think.

      I would do this to supply a default filename:
      my $filename = 'internetshortcut.url'; print "Content-disposition: filename=$filename\n"; print "Content-Type: text/plain\n\n"; # print the content of the URL file.
      The user will be prompted to save the file with the supplied default filename.

      $code or die
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