How to Create a .desktop File for a Document in Linux

A .desktop file is how Linux launches applications.
You can create a .desktop file to launch documents alongside your
your other applications, to launch your favorite documents, just as
if they were applications, shaving seconds off your workday.
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Adding Desktop Application Icons for Terminal-based Programs in GNOME Linux and Ubuntu

I just downloaded the Parity Ethereum node, and it’s an old fashioned terminal-based program. Here’s how to make a launcher for it so it’ll integrate with the GNOME desktop. It should also work with KDE, but I haven’t tried it. Continue reading Adding Desktop Application Icons for Terminal-based Programs in GNOME Linux and Ubuntu