In Forklift there is an Tools option, which allows to make quick actions.

But I don't really get how to create one. For example a simple one - to copy files from one pane to another.


I tried these three variants but none of them work.

Error messages:

  1. "The operation couldn’t be completed. No such file or directory"
  2. "/bin/cp: /bin/cp: cannot execute binary file"
  3. "The operation couldn’t be completed. Not a directory".

I need some other stuff like this - to covert .rtf files to .odt with a bash command:

soffice --convert-to odt $SOURCE_SELECTION_NAMES

What should i write? Maybe /bin/bash in the beginning? Still doesn't work.

  • From looking at the documentation /bin/cp $SOURCE_SELECTION_NAMES $TARGET_PATH should work (the other two for sure won't work). Do you have two panes open and some files selected in the active one?
    – nohillside
    Commented Apr 6, 2021 at 11:41
  • Also, are you sure your second error message was caused by any of the three things you've tried? Can you try /bin/echo cp $SOURCE_SELECTION_NAMES xxx $TARGET_PATH > /tmp/fl.txt and then add the content of /tmp/fl.txt to your question?
    – nohillside
    Commented Apr 6, 2021 at 11:45
  • @nohillside The "/bin/cp" worked! Thanks. It appears that i didn't write the location of the command write. So i located the soffice command and "/usr/local/bin/soffice --convert-to odt $SOURCE_SELECTION_NAMES" worked fine. Thank you! Commented Apr 6, 2021 at 12:02

1 Answer 1


From looking at the example in the documentation you need to specificy the full path to the commands you want to run

/path/to/soffice --convert-to odt $SOURCE_SELECTION_NAMES

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