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    Question Install TaskUnifier by "running" TaskUnifier.sh?

    Hello!

    http://www.taskunifier.com/index.php?page=howto
    In order to run TaskUnifier on Linux, download the linux zip file. Once downloaded, unzip it and finally run "TaskUnifier.sh".
    What is meant by running?
    Double clicking opens it in gedit.
    Last edited by gigenieks; June 9th, 2013 at 08:20 AM.

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    Re: Install TaskUnifier by "running" TaskUnifier.sh?

    Quote Originally Posted by gigenieks View Post
    Hello!

    http://www.taskunifier.com/index.php?page=howto

    What is meant by running?
    Double clicking opens it in gedit.
    Make it executable:

    Code:
    chmod a+x <drag the file into the terminal and press Enter>
    Then run it in the terminal by dragging the file into the terminal and pressing Enter.

    If, and ONLY IF this fails with a Permission Denied error, then the script you downloaded is actually an installer, and you'll need to "chmod" it with 'sudo' and then run it with 'sudo':

    Code:
    sudo chmod a+x <drag the file in>
    sudo <drag the file in>
    I'm assuming it will create an entry in the Dash when it gets installed.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: Install TaskUnifier by "running" TaskUnifier.sh?

    Actually, sudo is only necessary to chmod the file if the user running chmod is different than the file owner.

    And of course, you should only do this if you trust the source of the file.
    Last edited by newb85; June 9th, 2013 at 11:57 AM.
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    Re: Install TaskUnifier by "running" TaskUnifier.sh?

    It worked. Thanks, 3rdalbum.
    Last edited by gigenieks; June 9th, 2013 at 12:38 PM.

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    Question Re: Install TaskUnifier by "running" TaskUnifier.sh?

    Installation was successful. But I can't find this program anywhere. It doesn't even show in Dash search. Therefore I can't launch it.

    Why Dash doesn't find it? And more importantly, how can I make it searchable?

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    Re: Install TaskUnifier by "running" TaskUnifier.sh?

    Quote Originally Posted by gigenieks View Post
    Installation was successful. But I can't find this program anywhere. It doesn't even show in Dash search. Therefore I can't launch it.

    Why Dash doesn't find it? And more importantly, how can I make it searchable?
    So this was an installer? You can probably start the program by typing this command in the terminal:

    Code:
    taskunifier
    If that's not correct, you can try running:

    Code:
    whereis taskunifier
    to figure out where it has gone.

    If this doesn't yield any information, try looking in /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin and /opt.

    Dash doesn't really "find" programs, it's up to the program's installer to add a ".desktop" file to one of the places it looks. Once you've found where there program actually is (or know how you can launch it in the terminal), you can use the "Main Menu" program in the Dash to add a menu item for the program.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: Install TaskUnifier by "running" TaskUnifier.sh?

    Unfortunately, terminal doesn't start the program. And I didn't find anything named taskunifier (or close to that) in directories you mentioned.

    Edit: I can start it by opening terminal dragging TaskUnifier.sh and pressing Enter, but that is really inconvenient!
    So what I need to do to access it via Dash or Unity Launcher??
    Last edited by gigenieks; June 9th, 2013 at 04:09 PM.

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    Re: Install TaskUnifier by "running" TaskUnifier.sh?

    Use the Main Menu program to create a Dash entry for it.

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    Re: Install TaskUnifier by "running" TaskUnifier.sh?

    Sorry, I have no clue what are you asking me to do.
    Main Menu program??? Can you explain it a bit more, please?

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    Re: Install TaskUnifier by "running" TaskUnifier.sh?

    Quote Originally Posted by gigenieks View Post
    Sorry, I have no clue what are you asking me to do.
    Main Menu program??? Can you explain it a bit more, please?
    There is a program (actually called alacarte) that shows in the Unity Dash as 'Main Menu'. You'll need to install it via the software centre or via terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install alacarte

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