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Old 09-28-2011, 12:33 AM   #1
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gksudo to wine?


I'm always tweeking ubuntu and i'm running on 11.04, and was wondering if it would be possible to launch a script, that uses gksudo to authenticate root, chmod to 777, and then launch the executable in wine.

It would in a way create the same windows asking yes or no when clicking an executable. And would save me time from having to open a terminal and typing
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cd ~/Downloads
sudo chmod 777 winefile.exe
Enter Password:
I'm aware its not that much typing but was just wondering if its possible
 
Old 09-28-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Perhaps something like

Code:
#!/bin/sh
gksu chmod 777 $1
wine $1
And then try opening the file with that shell script? Or just `script.sh ~/Downloads/winefile.exe`. Dunno if it'll work :P
 
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May be I am not getting the point, but why do you need to be root do to change the permissions on that file?
 
Old 09-28-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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May be I am not getting the point, but why do you need to be root do to change the permissions on that file?
oops your right, you can make something executable without root, I thought you needed to be root, basically I would just want to call a script when clicking a file ending in .exe that automatically chmods to 777 and then executes with wine
 
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Perhaps something like

Code:
#!/bin/sh
gksu chmod 777 $1
wine $1
And then try opening the file with that shell script? Or just `script.sh ~/Downloads/winefile.exe`. Dunno if it'll work :P

thanx, that worked perfectly, for anyone that wants to know I just put the script in bin and set it to open all exe's
 
  


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