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asked 2015-08-28 20:50:21 -0600

wolfv gravatar image

updated 2015-09-03 09:49:55 -0600

I want to open a file from Nautilus, in an application called "Arduino IDE". From Nautilus, I right click on a file > Open With Other Application > Select Application Many applications are listed, but not Arduino.

Arduino is installed in /home/wolfv/Downloads/arduino-1.6.5/arduino. Arduino launches successfully from the Gnome Apps-dash, and the file opens successfully from the Arduino IDE. How to launch Arduino from files in Nautilus?

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Have you tried to create a .desktop file?

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2015-09-03 11:26:29 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-09-03 10:21:10 -0600

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Try a Nautilus script. You can create an executable script in


that will add a Scripts option when right-clicking an item within Nautilus. Remember to mark the script executable, to ensure that it shows in the right-click menu in Nautilus.

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Thanks swilson. This script worked:


This script opens the selected file in Arduino IDE

It will only open a single file

/opt/arduino-1.6.5-r5/arduino $@

wolfv gravatar imagewolfv ( 2015-09-23 21:03:39 -0600 )edit

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