I've downloaded uMongo to my Ubuntu 14 OS.

I've extracted the zip to a directory.

When I double click it, I just get a text editor opened.

When I try to open it from terminal, nothing is happening:

username:~/Software/umongo-linux-all_1-6-2$ chmod +x launch-umongo.sh

Any help will be profoundly appreciated!



username:~/Software/umongo-linux-all_1-6-2$ chmod +x launch-umongo.sh

would only set the permissions of launch-umongo.sh to execute and not launch it.

To launch it from the terminal, type ./launch-umongo.sh after doing the chmod +x command from earlier. Since you have set it to have execute permissions, you can run the script from the file manager by double-clicking it.

The reason why you get a text editor when you run it is because the file only has read/write permissions from the start when you extracted it.

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    In addition, once it is executable, when you double click in teh GUI it may prompt you to open/run it or to view it (open in a text editor)
    – ivanivan
    Oct 16 '16 at 14:49
  • @ivanivan I guess that would differ depending on the desktop environment used, right? Oct 16 '16 at 15:03
  • Probably, but I've noticed it in KDE, MATE, and Gnome 2x ...
    – ivanivan
    Oct 16 '16 at 15:19

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