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If the command only replies one file with its path then use the following command: nautilus $(dirname "$(locate /home/*special*.odt)") dirname strips the last component of the path nautilus ... open nautilus file manager at the given folder But I recommend to use it like this: nautilus "$(locate /home/*special*.odt)" With the file as argument, the ...


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.


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 ...

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