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Old 05-25-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
joel.breger
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Which program should I use to execute a shell script In Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit?


When I highlight a shell script file and right-click on it, I am given the option to "open with". What (which) program should I choose?

When I use the terminal, this is what I get when I try to run the install-sh script. I get similar responses when I run ksh and csh.

dad@localhost:~/Desktop/Audacious/audacious-1.5.1$ chmod install-sh
chmod: missing operand after `install-sh'
Try `chmod --help' for more information.

Typing `chmod --help' doesn't help me at all because I simply don't understand the "help" information.

I come from the old DOS world, so using a command line and switches is not a problem for me - unless I am not familiar with the syntax and the switches.

I am using Ubuntu 64-bit with KDE installed and running nicely.
 
Old 05-25-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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The open with option in Linux is similar to the open with option in Windoze. Select any text editor you have installed. I suspect Kubuntu's default text editor is Kate, but I don't really know. There may be several text editors installed to select from. Just poke around the menu and look for them. They are probably installed in /usr/bin if you need to enter a path.

Unless install-sh is in a directory that is in your $PATH, then you execute it thusly
Code:
./install-sh
Where the ./ indicates the directory you are currently "in." To see what is in your PATH variable execute in your console
Code:
echo $PATH
However, it looks like you've downloaded the source code for Audacious. In that case you should install Audacious from the Kubuntu repositories rather than from source. If you insist on building from source, you'll need to do something such as
Code:
CC="gcc -m64" CXX="g++ -m64" ./configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib64 &&
make && sudo make install
Once again, however, you should use the Kubuntu repositories.

To see the manual page for chmod, which is more detailed than the help, try executing in your console
Code:
man chmod

Last edited by weibullguy; 05-25-2008 at 05:51 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 05:19 AM   #3
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dad@localhost:~/Desktop/Audacious/audacious-1.5.1$ chmod install-sh
chmod: missing operand after `install-sh'
OK, you use chmod but without specifying which permissions you want to modify, there is your problem. I won't go into the details here as there are too many but, for your purposes, I suppose you can just

Quote:
chmod +x install-sh
Note the +x: it means that you want to add execute permissions. As an alternative, you should be able to do this instead:

Quote:
bash install-sh

Last edited by jay73; 05-26-2008 at 05:21 AM.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 09:13 AM   #4
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Overlapping previous replies, but with different emphasis:

"Open with" in the GUI is for running files, not programs. To run a executable, you simply click on the link. Shell scripts are normally, however, run from a terminal and act just like any other executable---ie you simply enter the name. If the executable program (shell script, etc.) is not listed in $PATH, then you need to specify the full path. "./programname" is shorthand for "currentdirectory/programname"

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Typing `chmod --help' doesn't help me at all because I simply don't understand the "help" information.
Take the time to understand it....You can also enter "man chmod" for the man (manual) page. Tell us specifically which part you don't understand.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 11:29 AM   #5
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Why not install the Ubuntu Hardy package ?? It is here:
http://linuxappfinder.com/package/audacious
so it is probably in your repo too, try 'synaptic'
or 'sudo apt-get install audacious'
 
  


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