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I have an executable file called drracket in a folder :

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However in GUI it appears as a source file : enter image description here

Is there a way to run the file via GUI like double-click etc.? (Running it in prompt forces me to keep the prompt open and bound to the executing file, closing the prompt closes the program as well).

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You can use .desktop.

  1. You need to make the shellscript as executable.
  2. put .desktop file in same path.

    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=App Names
    Comment=your Comments
    Exec=/bin/sh "path of script like /opt/mefile/file"
    Icon=/opt/softwares/icon.png
    Categories=Application;
    Version=1.0
    Type=Application
    Terminal=0
    
  3. Make the .destop file executable by +x.
  4. now double click in .desktop file and it will launch your application.
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