View Full Version : [ubuntu] Issues with application launcher for jEdit

February 13th, 2009, 07:54 AM
I'm trying to create a custom application launcher for jEdit. I have the program installed on a separate partition on my hard disk, so I have a shell script to run it:

#! /bin/bash
java -jar /media/disk/programs/jEdit/jedit.jar

This command works fine when I type it into the terminal, but when I create a launcher to run the script it doesn't do anything. I see a small flash on the screen, but nothing happens.

Any idea how to run a .jar file using an application launcher?

February 13th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Couln't you just run the .jar file by placing
java -jar /media/disk/programs/jEdit/jedit.jar into the command portion of the launcher?

{btw, I think your problem has to do with the current working directory not getting set right, but I could be wrong.)

February 13th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Nothing happens when I do that. I don't even get an error message.

February 13th, 2009, 11:32 PM
Another thing you might try:

Edit your script so that it reads

cd /media/disk/programs/jEdit/
java -jar /media/disk/programs/jEdit/jedit.jar

Try that and see if it works.