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No file has executable permissions when created unless you changed the default umask settings yourself. You always need to set executable permissions yourself. What I want to do is, making all the files with a certain extension non-executable, So that Nautilus will prompt. Nautilus has some options though (in preferences, behaviour, middle set of ...


Ubuntu offers to execute file only if it has execute permissions. So remove execute permission from all .txt files and you're all set. find /home/yourname -type f -iname "*.txt" -exec chmod -x {} \; Maybe also do the right click 'open with' and change default program to your editor.

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