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Old 07-22-2018, 03:25 PM   #1
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featherpad won't open files


When I typed featherpad myscript.sh, instead of opening that script, it opens to a blank untitled page. This only happened today. It was working before.
 
Old 07-22-2018, 03:40 PM   #2
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If your current working directory isn't where myscript.sh is located the command as posted will open a blank document. You can use the cd command to navigate to the directory where myscript.sh is located or you can use its absolute path.
 
Old 07-22-2018, 03:58 PM   #3
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in the directory.

I'm in the directory and it was working. Just isn't now. I was wondering if there was an update that screwed things up. The odd thing is if I move the file to the home directory featherpad works correctly. But the Progs directory I'm in now, which is under home/jim doesn't work, and I am the owner.

So I changed back to my Progs directory, under my Home, and the program I copied to home now edits correctly but nothing else does - unless I copy that also to home, then go back to Progs, and then it works. I'm mystified.
 
Old 07-22-2018, 04:01 PM   #4
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What are the permissions of your Progs directory.
 
Old 07-22-2018, 04:07 PM   #5
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Oldest solution in the book

Permissions are the same as home. Anyway, I did a system restart and the problem went away so it was a dynamic system glitch - nothing to do with fpad or my directories.
 
Old 07-22-2018, 04:29 PM   #6
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Good. You can mark the thread as solved using the thread tools pull down menu at the top.
 
Old 07-22-2018, 06:49 PM   #7
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Thanks. I was wondering where to enable that. I was trying to edit the title

That would have been my first action when I was on Windows, but I get so few system glitches in Linux I forgot.

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