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Use custom command to open files

gedit application is set as default application for text files. Supposing I have a script with execution rights in /usr/bin, how can I set that script to be run when I open a text file using Nautilus ...
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How can I make all applications use Nemo's file selection dialog instead of Nautilus?

I switched to nemo a long time ago, because I think it's superior to nautilus in many ways. One small thing bothers me however: Whenever I want to open a document in gedit (or evince, but I'm sure ...
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Nautilus, gedit etc - remeber windows position [duplicate]

How to force nautilus and gedit (and practically all program's windows on ubuntu) to always remember their window position? When i start another nautilus window, it is randomly placed on different ...
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gedit opens different window though it should not

It's a follow-up of Why does gedit keep randomly opening new instances when opening files from nautilus? On Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity: I double click on a text file on the desktop or through Nautilus. ...
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Why does gedit window open when I double-click a program file, “start-tor-browser”? [duplicate]

When I double-click the file, "start-tor-browser," the only thing that happens is a gedit window opens and displays a ton of programming code. The program does not execute. How to I make ...
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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...
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1answer
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gksudo 2 commands with one PW entry?

Before upgrading to 12.04 (from 10.04) I used this little launcher script: #!/bin/bash gksudo nautilus /var/www/DFDII & sleep 5; gksudo gedit /var/www/DFDII/iindex.php This script opened ...
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Help - Ubuntu creates a temp file for every file I edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent gedit from creating files with the '~' suffix I dont know how to explain it very well so I took a picture of it. It seems that every time I edit a Text ...
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How do I change the default application for unknown file types?

Ever since installing Bless Hex Editor, all unknown files and text files automatically open with Bless instead of gedit. How do I change it back? I don't want to have to manually associate files with ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to open a text file in an already open instance of gedit?

I have a simple usability problem that I would love to fix. I work quite a bit with gedit as my LaTeX editor (with the excellent LaTeX plugin). I constantly need to work with several files. So, a very ...
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Possible to memorize what are open before an application exits?

I have these situations often, especially with the following applications: In Nautilus: sometimes, I have opened several tabs each of which opened a different directory. But Nautilus sometimes ...