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Useful functionality for managing Microsoft Windows.

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A Python library that provides useful functionality for managing Microsoft Windows systems.

Shortcut management

A interface for manipulating Windows shortcut files including pinned.

Pinning shortcuts to the start menu and task bar in windows is extremely complicated. You can find and edit shortcuts in the User Pinned directory for for all users, but adding, modifying or removing those shortcuts does not affect the pinned shortcuts. You need to point to a copy of the pinned shortcut, and run windows verbs on that shortcut.

Here is a example of pinning a shortcut to the start menu:

from casement.shortcut import Shortcut
with Shortcut(r'C:\Users\Public\Desktop\My Shortcut.lnk') as sc:

Command line interface

The features of this class can be used from the command line using casement shortcut [command] [arguments].

To find shortcuts in common places with a given name:

    C:\blur\dev\casement>casement shortcut list "VLC media player.lnk"
    c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VideoLAN\VLC media player.lnk
    c:\Users\Public\Desktop\VLC media player.lnk

Pinning/unpinning a shortcut to the taskbar:

    C:\blur\dev\casement>casement shortcut pin "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\My Shortcut.lnk" -t
    C:\blur\dev\casement>casement shortcut unpin "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\My Shortcut.lnk" -t

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