Desktop Link to Ruby Program

Geoffrey Bays charioteer7 at
Thu Mar 12 17:50:07 UTC 2009

Make sure that the desktop launcher is executable. Right click on it
and set the permission to 'execute'.
That should do it.


Geoffrey Bays

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Michael Satterwhite
<michael at> wrote:
> A little foundation - which is probably irrelevant. I have a ruby program that
> I'd like to create a desktop link to (I'm running Hardy). I have a batch
> scrip to execute it with the following commands:
>        cd /home/michael/magic/mp3_maker
>        ruby MP3Form.rb
> The script is named and is stored in my /scripts directory. If I
> open a console and enter
>        /scripts/
> the program opens and runs cleanly. I have a desktop link created that has
> this same command in it with the workpath of the directory containing the
> ruby program. If I click on this desktop link, it looks like it's trying to
> launch the program, then nothing happens. I don't know if there is a way to
> see what errors it's encountering (I don't see an updated entry in /var/log).
> Can anyone offer any help on how to get this working?
> Thanks much
> ---Michael
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