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Old 12-06-2015, 05:46 AM   #1
gcdesroches
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Question Debian 8 will not allow double click run of .sh files


Hey all,

I recently had a server crash and decided to upgrade my Debian to the newest since I had to rebuild anyway. Now that I have I can no longer run .sh files. No idea why.

I have used chmod to set owner and group and made certain I have execute perm set. I checked that I have the latest bash.

Still, when I double click an .sh file as I did with the old debian it will not run, it just opens the editor. Also, properties does not offer the option to "run as program" as the old version did.

What has changed?? Any clues???
BTW: the script is the same one the old system was using, no changes to it. Tried recreating as a new file as well. no luck
The script opens xterm and executes a java based program... Yes I have latest xterm and yes latest java is installed. the script commands will open a new xterm and run the program if typed into a terminal manually.

Last edited by gcdesroches; 12-06-2015 at 05:53 AM. Reason: clarification
 
Old 12-06-2015, 08:41 AM   #2
jens
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GNOME3?

For some reason the GNOME team decided to remove the "preference" window in Nautilus.

You can still enable it (via GUI) using dconf-editor (a horrible tool for end-users).

Run dconf-editor, and click:

>org
>>gnome
>>>nautilus
>>>>preferences
... and change (just click on it) executable-text-activation in "launch" or "ask".

Last edited by jens; 12-06-2015 at 08:45 AM.
 
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:35 AM   #3
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The double-click action is set in the file manager, whatever you're using. Check the documentation for your file manager and you should find the way to control double-click actions.
 
Old 12-07-2015, 07:15 AM   #4
gcdesroches
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Originally Posted by jens View Post
GNOME3?

For some reason the GNOME team decided to remove the "preference" window in Nautilus.

You can still enable it (via GUI) using dconf-editor (a horrible tool for end-users).

Run dconf-editor, and click:

>org
>>gnome
>>>nautilus
>>>>preferences
... and change (just click on it) executable-text-activation in "launch" or "ask".
This did it!
Thanks Very much.
 
Old 12-07-2015, 01:26 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by jens View Post
GNOME3?

For some reason the GNOME team decided to remove the "preference" window in Nautilus.

You can still enable it (via GUI) using dconf-editor (a horrible tool for end-users).

Run dconf-editor, and click:

>org
>>gnome
>>>nautilus
>>>>preferences
... and change (just click on it) executable-text-activation in "launch" or "ask".
Right click on the Files when it's just right of the Activites button, preferences are there on my Gnome vm.
 
  


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