making a nautilus script

Posted on 2003-03-07
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Last Modified: 2008-03-06

could anyone help me make a nautilus script? all i need it to do is copy any files i select and put the copies into this folder /mnt/win_c2/SingleSongs/

thx in advance
Question by:pincombe
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jimbb earned 200 total points
ID: 8094448
First, it needs to go into ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts (which you probably already knew).

The script takes the selected filenames as commandline arguments.

Here's an example of a script I use to run the selected files with 'mplayer':

$ cat .gnome2/nautilus-scripts/mplayer

exec mplayer -fs "$@"

So in your case you'd want something like this:


exec cp -p "$@" /mnt/win_c2/SingleSongs/

(Don't forget to set the executable bit on the script file.)

Author Comment

ID: 8094615
well i tried both of those scripts and neither of them worked :( i mean i can try and run them but they do nothing

what i did was make a file and pasted


exec cp -p "$@" /mnt/win_c2/SingleSongs/

into into it and then called it copysinglesongs and make sure i ticked the executable button in properties

Expert Comment

ID: 8094723
OK, I just tried it exactly as pasted and it works....

Firstly, does the script show up in your Scripts menu?

And second, what if you try running the script from a shell to test it?  At least then you'll be able to see if there are any errors.


cd ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts
./copysinglesongs file1 file2 file3
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Author Comment

ID: 8094928
ok i tested the script from the shell and i got this error:

cp: preserving times for `/mnt/win_c2/SingleSongs/elec.mp3': Operation not permitted

what do you reakon?

Expert Comment

ID: 8095221
Ahh, ok.

man cp: the "-p" flag is to preserve the date/time of the files you copy.

If you're copying to a Windows filesystem, I think it doesn't allow you to do that.

Take out the "-p" and just use:

exec cp "$@" /mnt/win_c2/SingleSongs/

Author Comment

ID: 8106346
thx for the help mate sorry i was slow :( i wish i had got it working but thats anyway :)

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