> Why do you want to start a applet from the command line ? > > The usual way to start an applet is the Gnome menu. So remove them from the PATH. You have two choices: 1) Users may want to run binaries from the command line. You put those binaries in the PATH and make a manpage for each of them. 2) Under won't run the binaries from the command line under normal circumstances. You put them in a /usr/lib/gnome/applets directory.