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I'm very new to Linux. I'm trying to run an application from the command prompt. I've set the path in .bashrc. My executable file and all other files needed by it are saved in the same directory as the path. When I enter the executable name to run it, I get an error message saying that the command is not found.
If you're referring to a Windows executable file, then you'll need Wine to run it. Windows executable files are not going to execute natively on Linux. Looking forward to your feedback. Post the exact command line as you tried please.
The file that I'm trying to run, is a Linux executable file. When I look at its properties, it shows me that it is an executable. It is an executable that is part of a Linux package used for finite state machines. The executable and all the files that it is using is in /home/drinaduplessis/newxfst. I change my directory from the command prompt to this, and doing ls -l, shows that I am in the correct directory. As I understand I should now be able to type in the executable name, which is xfst. If I do I get a message saying 'no such file or directory'. Before I changed the permission of the file to read and write, I got a message saying something like 'command invalid' or something to that effect. I can run a PERL program from the directory without a problem.
Do you have a 64-bit version of that application available? If so, then remove the 32-bit and install the correct version for your platform. If not, you could try installing the ia32 libraries which might work also.