Sunday, June 26, 2011

[SOLVED] File Not Opening On Click

While working on a website I had problem of file not opening when I double click them or choose 'open' from right click menu. I had set the default opener for .html file 'geany', but no matter what I do it wouldn't open. I tried changing it to 'text editor' (gedit) but none of the file would open with the default program.

After investigating the problem was the text file had +x (execute) permission on them. And I had set preference in nautilus to run executable text files when they are opened. So every time I was trying to open the text file it was running instead of opening.




The solution is simple:
  1. Either remove the execute permission of the text files
  2. Or In Nautilus-Preference-Behavior-Executable Text Files Change option to view executable text files when they are opened

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