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How to open a .m file by a double-click, on Ubuntu 12.04

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We tried some things, but it didn't work... (because by default it doesn't work as it used to work with Windows)
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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 25 Jan 2013
Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't provide enough information. What DE are you using (Unity, KDE, Gnome, etc.). What program do you want the m-file to open in (MATLAB, emacs, vi, etc).

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Mark on 28 Oct 2017
For Ubuntu 16.04 this is different so.
What worked for me is appending %F to the end of Exec=some/path which is in my matlab.desktop file.
Locate the matlab.desktop file its either in
I found the solution here Also if you don't have a matlab.desktop file then you may want to create one link to some relevant help to create launcher icon
Farid Tavakkolmoghaddam
Farid Tavakkolmoghaddam on 18 Feb 2020
Thank you! I tested this method works on Ubuntu 18.04 and it worked for me.
Kosha on 21 Jul 2020
Could you please explain what exactly you did? I can't make it work. Could you maybe copy the content of your .desktop file?

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Grzegorz Knor
Grzegorz Knor on 25 Jan 2013
Edited: Grzegorz Knor on 25 Jan 2013


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