I have created a simple .desktop file to launch an Electron app I am building.
This should work, but launching from the .desktop doesn't seem to do anything. Other .desktop launchers seem to work.
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Icon[en_CA]=/home/harmonic/Work/HDNotes/icon.png Name[en_CA]=HD Notes Comment[en_CA]=Launch HD Notes Exec=/home/harmonic/Documents/hdnotes.sh Name=HD Notes Comment=Launch HD Notes Icon=/home/harmonic/Work/HDMail/icon.png
As you can see, all this is supposed to do is run a .sh file that will actually launch the app.
hdnotes.sh contains the following:
#!/bin/sh (cd /home/harmonic/Work/HDNotes/ && exec electron .)
Running that command directly in the terminal works, so why does it not exec when using the .desktop file?
Even stranger, running
`grep '^Exec' "HD Notes.desktop" | tail -1 | sed 's/^Exec=//' | sed 's/%.//' | sed 's/^"//g' | sed 's/" *$//g'` &
as per this answer on how to run a .desktop using the terminal DOES in fact work!
Does anyone have any insight on what is happening here? Not sure if this is a weird electron glitch or maybe a problem with Gnome.