[lubuntu-users] Can't execute bash scripts from Geany

Jerry Van Brimmer jwfj77 at zoho.com
Mon Feb 19 18:33:02 UTC 2018

Yes, that works in the Geany VTE inside Geany.

My issue is that when Geany is set to run a script in the default terminal, it does not work in LXTerminal, but it DOES work if I set it to use some other terminal.

For instance. In Geany, Edit > Preferences > Tools > Terminal, replace "x-terminal-emulator" with "xterm" (xterm must be installed).

Then, if I execute a bash script using Geany Build > Execute, then a Xterm window pops up and the script executes as expected.

Also, this procedure works perfectly on other distros that I have installed.

In Kubuntu, my scripts execute just fine in Konsole, the KDE default terminal emulator. 

It's just that here in Lubuntu, it does not work with LXTerminal, the default LXDE terminal.

I am trying to find out if this is the expected way for LXTerminal to operate. If it is, then I'll drop the issue. If is is not, then I'll file a bug report.

God bless,

Jerry Van Brimmer

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---- On Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:03:21 -0800 Mark F <azdays15 at gmail.com> wrote ----

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:23 PM, Jerry Van Brimmer <jwfj77 at zoho.com> wrote:

In Geany itself, in Edit>Preferences>Tools>Terminal, you can tell Geany what terminal emulator to use. 

The default setting was "x-terminal-emulator -e "/bin/sh %c"". 

I'm probably way off base, but I changed Edit>Preferences>Tools>Terminal from the default

x-terminal-emulator -e "/bin/sh %c"


x-terminal-emulator -e "/bin/sh -c %c"  (NOTE addition of -c parm)

and it seems to work. For example, 

1. I type this into the editor:

/bin/echo 'here'; sleep 5; /bin/echo 'here again';

2. Select that text.

3. Go to Edit>Commands>Send Selection to Terminal

The shell commands executed properly in the "Terminal output" at the bottom of Geany.


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