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I cd to a dir, where an executable exists (green characters in bash)
I type ./the_name_of_the_executable and I get:
bash: no such file or dir
what is wrong?
Surprizing!! Did you check the file existance, as follow?
ls -la <executable-file-name>
If it exists, and is a shell script, then it must run with ./<executable-file-name> command, else you can run it with:
But I think you're making some mistake while entering filename or mis-spelling it. So after you type ./ simply type first 1 or 2 characters of filename and press TAB key from keyboard. It will take the correct filename.
can you try the command: file <your executable>
probably it is not a binary but a script and the shebang (the very first line of the script) points to an invalid interpreter.
It should look like: #!<some app>
does this <some app> exist?