KDE and the executable bit

Jakob Petsovits jpetso at gmx.at
Mon Jan 28 15:32:31 GMT 2008

On Monday, 28. January 2008, Andras Mantia wrote:
> On Monday 28 January 2008, David Faure wrote:
> > But maybe we want to
> > execute shellscripts inside a konsole so that the user can see its
> > output; I just wrote a script for my wife, and it needed a konsole -e
> > wrapper so that she could see the output (but a better wrapper would
> > also not automatically close the window when the script is done).
> > Making script execution less silent would be good. Making it "are you
> > really really sure" might be a bit annoying and inconsistent...
> > unless we also do it for executables, and with a dontshowagain
> > checkbox.
> An addition: unfortunately not only shell scripts output to stdout, and
> not all shellscript are command line apps, as I shown.
> So the differentiation is rather between GUI or command line apps, and -
> unfortunately - I doubt this is something that can be solved on KDE
> level (if it can be at all).

How it *could* look. A proposal.

You are attempting to open a script, which is
both an executable program and a text file.
How do you want to proceed?

[ X ] Open terminal when executing
[ Execute script ]  [ Open in Kate ] [ Cancel ]

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