After I create a bash script and double click it in Nautilus I am prompted with this - Do you want to run "sleepytime", or display its contents? With Run in terminal, Dislpay, Cancel and Run as options.

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Is it possible to just choose "run" or "run in terminal" by default?


In Nautilus, choose Edit ▸ Preferences ▸ Behavior ▸ Executable Text Files ▸ Run executable text files when they are opened.

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  • gracias @ændrük – winchendonsprings May 5 '11 at 0:59
  • Can we change the behaviour for a specific file only? – ergys Jan 11 '14 at 18:38
  • @errikos Not with this method. I'd ask that as a new question with details about your specific needs in case there are alternative solutions you'd find suitable, e.g. a .desktop file linking to your script. – ændrük Jan 11 '14 at 19:34
  • TIL the file explorer in Ubuntu is called Nautilus :) – JordanC Jan 23 '17 at 21:26

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