Ubuntu – Unable to run executable link


I added a link to the desktop using Nautilus ("Make Link"):

me@1234:~/Desktop$ ls -al
total 8
drwxr-xr-x  2 alex alex 4096 Sep  8 12:15 .
drwxr-xr-x 42 alex alex 4096 Sep  8 00:22 ..
lrwxrwxrwx  1 alex alex   41 Sep  8 12:14 Android Studio -> /opt/android/android-studio/bin/studio.sh

But when I run it, it just open this file in gedit. What do I do about that?

ls -al /opt/android/android-studio/bin/studio.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 alex alex 6505 Jul 11 23:48 /opt/android/android-studio/bin/studio.sh

Best Answer

Open Nautilus, go to EditPreferences, select Behavior tab and tick Run executable text files when they are opened or (what I prefer) Ask each time:

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