I'm getting nuts with this...

I want to be able to open the application "Jupyter Notebook" with a one line .sh script (that I have made executable) that simply says:

jupyter notebook

If I put this line directly in Terminal, it works. If I drag and drop the .sh script to Terminal, and hit enter, it works. But if I run the script from Nautilus and say "Run in Terminal" you see Terminal opening for the fraction of a second, and then nothing happens.

Help is much appreciated. Best, Khalo


I added "/bin/bash" to the end of the script, and now Terminal stays open, and I am able to see the error message that says:

"/path_to_script/script.sh: 1: /path_to_script/script.sh: jupyter: not found"

Isn't this weird? As I said before, if typed directly into Terminal it works!

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    What if you replace your script with these two lines instead? #!/bin/bash jupyter notebook & disown - does that change anything? – Byte Commander Jul 2 '16 at 13:23
  • What if you move your script straight to your home directory and then do the same thing? – anonymous2 Jul 2 '16 at 13:28
  • @ByteCommander Error message changes slightly to: "/path_to_script/script.sh: 3: jupyter: command not found" – Khalo Jul 2 '16 at 13:30
  • @anonymous2 Didn't help unfortunately. – Khalo Jul 2 '16 at 13:31
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    Where was the script before hand? What was the path to it? – anonymous2 Jul 2 '16 at 13:43

Use this instead:

/home/$USER/.local/bin/jupyter notebook


/usr/local/bin/jupyter notebook

If that still doesn't work, replace the path to jupyter with the output of the following command:

which jupyter
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    wouldn't which be more effective in this case? I get no path results with whereis on a known script, but which returns the full path to it's location in ~/bin... – Elder Geek Jul 2 '16 at 14:34
  • This looks quite probable from my reading on the question. – anonymous2 Jul 2 '16 at 14:38
  • @ElderGeek Jupyter installs with pip locally and returns a full path but it still won't run in nautilus like that. I have updated the script and I will look into which next time something like this comes up. Thanks. – mchid Jul 2 '16 at 14:39
  • I updated the script again as there was a typo. It should have $USER. – mchid Jul 2 '16 at 14:40
  • @mchid Your most welcome. – Elder Geek Jul 2 '16 at 14:40

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