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I just upgraded to 13.04. Before this when I click on a shell script file it'll give an option to run via terminal but now the option is no longer available and when I click the file it'll directly open via gedit.

How to run it via terminal and if possible, make it like that on default?

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Open the file explorer Files. Press Alt+F10 and select Preferences. You should see something like this.

In the Behavior tab, select Ask each time and close it. Now double on a shell script will ask you what to do each time. If you want to straight away execute the script, select the first option Run executable text files when they are opened.

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Thanks a lot!!! – Dania May 28 '13 at 7:29

Open up a terminal and change to the dir that the script is in and type


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