Running a.desktop documents in the incurable
From what I can collect,
.desktop documents are shortcuts that permit application is setups to be tailored. As an example, I have great deals of them in my
If I open that folder in
nautilus, I can run these applications simply by double clicking its linked documents, as an example double - hitting
firefox.desktop runs Firefox. Nonetheless, I can not locate a means to do the very same point using incurable.
If I do
gnome-open foo.desktop it merely opens up
foo.desktop as a message documents. If I make it executable and afterwards run it in celebration it merely falls short (which is anticipated, it is plainly not slam manuscript).
EDIT : Doing
exec /fullpath/foo.desktop offers me a
Permission denied message, also if I change hands to myself. If I make executable and also do the very same command, the incurable tab I'm making use of merely shuts (I'm presuming it collisions). Ultimately, if I do
sudo exec /fullpath/foo.desktop, I get a mistake reporting
sudo: exec: command not found.
That is my inquiry, just how can I run a
foo.desktop documents from the terminal?
The command that is run is had inside the desktop computer documents, come before by
Exec= so you can extract and also run that by:
`grep '^Exec' filename.desktop | tail -1 | sed 's/^Exec=//' | sed 's/%.//' | sed 's/^"//g' | sed 's/" *$//g'` &
To damage that down
grep '^Exec' filename.desktop - finds the line which starts with Exec | tail -1 - only use the last line, in case there are multiple | sed 's/^Exec=//' - removes the Exec from the start of the line | sed 's/%.//' - removes any arguments - %u, %f etc | sed 's/^"//g' | sed 's/" *$//g' - removes " around command (if present) `...` - means run the result of the command run here & - at the end means run it in the background
You can place this in a documents, claim
~/bin/deskopen with the materials
#!/bin/sh `grep '^Exec' $1 | tail -1 | sed 's/^Exec=//' | sed 's/%.//' | sed 's/^"//g' | sed 's/" *$//g'` &
Then make it executable
chmod +x ~/bin/deskopen
And after that you can do, eg
The debates (
%F etc) are described at http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/desktop-entry-spec-1.0.html#exec-variables - none matter for going for the command line.