[kde-linux] making shell file clickable

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Mon Dec 5 09:21:37 UTC 2005

On Monday 05 December 2005 06:10, Sylviane et Perry White wrote:
> On Sunday 04 December 2005 18:50, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > On Sunday 04 December 2005 18:45, Sylviane et Perry White wrote:
> > > Is there a *simple* way to execute that file by clicking on it (instead
> > > of it displaying its text)
> >
> > If the script is executable it should also be executed when being clicked
> > on.
> Nothing happens

This is a bit vague.
If you have some debug output in your script, for example
echo "script started" >> /tmp/script.txt

Does it write it to the target file?

> I would also prefer to avoid this desktop icon

That is just one way of starting it, just to make sure we are talking about 
the same thing.

> > However, there are a couple if things you should be aware of:
> > - the script's working directory will be $HOME by default
> I must know where my app resides, will try to find out when first part of
> problem is solved.

Script parameter 0 usually contains script name and the path it was invoked 

> > - the environment might differ as a shell in Konsole reads additional
> > shell configuration files due to being an interactive shell
> I belive that will not be a problem because my app can be launched from its
> icon on a machine with Qt4 installed, the shell wrapper is only there to
> make it work on a "naive" machine.

Can you attach the script?
Maybe you are assuming something like PATH including a certain directory added 
to it in .bashrc, etc


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtforum.org
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