How are programs executed in Ubuntu?
jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Fri Jan 29 01:39:44 UTC 2016
Running Ubuntu 14.04.
I recently started to learn the programing language livecode. I have
completed a couple of tutorials and got them to run in the ide. Then I
compiled them as standalone apps. Now I would like to launch the
My preferred method of starting programs is put them on the launcher or
put them in a program called "Drawers" that sits on the launcher and
contains programs to launch. The livecode programs will not start from
If I right click on them in a file manager and then select execute, the
program will run.
If I drag one from a file manager and drop it on the desktop and double
click the icon, it will run, but I don't like a bunch of icons on my
If I double click on it in a file manager a window pops up and asks what
program to use to run it. It's not obvious to me what program to use.
If I drag it to the launcher it will not stick to the launcher.
If I drop it on Drawers it stays in the drawer, but will not launch when
I click on it.
If I put a python program in Drawers the command to launch it is:
If I put a libre calc spreadsheet on drawers the command to launch it
is: xdg-open "path/to/mysheet.ods".
Putting xdg-open "path/to/mylivecodeprogram" does not work.
So what is happening under the hood to run the livecode program by
double clicking a desktop icon or selecting execute from a file manager?
If I could figure that out maybe I could get them to run from Drawers.
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