View Full Version : [ubuntu] Quicklist with Special Characters

October 25th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Hi Everyone,
Does anyone know how quicklist items in a custom launcher are executed? I'm having trouble with one that I'm adding to my chrome launcher. Google reader uses "%2F" to represent forward slashes in some of its urls. Using

google-chrome --new-window url_with_percent_signs

at the command line works fine. I can even execute it with exec. However, when I add this in the Exec= field of the custom quicklist, it ignores everything after the first percent sign. I've tried escaping it out with a backslash and adding single and double quotes to no avail. I've gotten around it by writing a bash script to execute the command and pointing the launcher to the script instead, but it would be better if I could just figure out how to issue commands with special characters in the future. Any help would be greatly appreciated.