In KDE4, in Dolphin, when I double-click a program (with execute bit set), Dolphin asks me what I want to use to open the file. I just want to run it.

When I right-click, I get a list of stuff, but no "Execute" option.

How do I just run a program in Dolphin?

  • Does the program start from the konsole/terminal ?
    – user26687
    Sep 23 '14 at 15:13
  • @user26687: Yes.
    – jhqwerty99
    Sep 23 '14 at 23:55
  • How is the Dolphin identifying the file type when you move the mouse cursor over the program icon ? Executable, Shell/Python/Perl/ script or something else ?
    – user26687
    Sep 24 '14 at 12:32
  • "shared library" followed by the size.
    – jhqwerty99
    Sep 24 '14 at 21:55
  • Does your program have an extension ? The .so or something else ? What if you remove the extension ?
    – user26687
    Sep 25 '14 at 10:15

Change permissions for the file to tell to your system that the file is a runnable file.

By console:

chmod +x filename

Or right click on the file, properties, permissions.

  • This is already done. The execute bit is set, and I have permissions to run it. Dolphin won't.
    – jhqwerty99
    Sep 22 '14 at 23:26

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