create a file

Asked by Chuck

I am frustrated, but I am trying to learn how to use Ubuntu. For the last 2 hours I have fumbled with getting permission to save a file and get this program installed. I guess I am at the last step which is creating a file. Please help. I will paste the program to convert avit to mp4 to show you what I'm trying to do.

Just download "avi2mov" script, and save it in /usr/sbin/ directory (You can save it in any directory, but take care later, because i assume, you've saved it in /usr/sbin/ :) ).

After this, You need to set proper permissions, so use chmod:

chmod +x /usr/sbin/avi2mov

Finally, You need to add this converter to Service Menu. Create file


with Kate for example, and copy and paste this code:

[Desktop Action MediaConvertFile]
Exec=/usr/sbin/avi2mov %U
Name=Convert selected file to mov / mp4 ...
[Desktop Entry]

What is Kate?? How do I create "/usr/kde/3.5/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/convert-avi-to-mov.desktop"??

Any and all help is welcome. Please, I am very new and not very talented in this area.

Thank you so much.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

If you are using Ubuntu, the default Window Manager is Gnome, the upper instruction are for KDE.
Kate is a KDE text editor.

I think you must change something to address what you are doing to Gnome environment, we can help you.

By the way switch to KDE desktop from Ubuntu is very easy you can do it without install Ubuntu.

Plase give more infos.
Please give us the internet link of the howto that you are reading.


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Jacob Torrey (ranok) said :

Kate is a text editor, much like gedit or emacs. If you're not running KDE, you can use the alacarte menu editor in GNOME to add a new menu entry that runs avi2mov.

I hope this helps,
Jacob Torrey

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