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Old 07-02-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
Jube
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How do I run a ¨.run¨ file?


If the name is blablabla.run, how do I run the file using terminal program? When I try going /blablabla.run it doesnt work and I get this error...

[root@localhost jube]# /ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run
bash: /ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run: No such file or directory

thanks...
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:53 AM   #2
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hi,

It's because you need to put a . - that's dot in front of your /

This is how you reference the current working directory in a Unix-based system.

Cheers,

Steve
 
Old 07-02-2005, 09:08 PM   #3
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To elaborate a bit more, there's a couple of ways to run a program in Linux (it doesn't matter what it ends in, any file can be set as executable and it usually doesn't have an extension). First, if the file is in your PATH (type "echo $PATH" to see all the folder in your PATH), you can just type the name of the file itself and it will run. If it's not, you have to type the full pathname to the file. For example, if it's in your home directory, you can type "/home/yourusername/filename". As SteveK said, if you're already in the same directory as the file, you can abbreviate the full path to the current directory by typing a dot, so "./filename"
 
Old 07-03-2005, 03:12 AM   #4
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...And you also need to make sure the file is "executable" by:

chmod +x ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run
 
Old 07-03-2005, 10:12 PM   #5
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or you may simply try:
Code:
 sh ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run
 
  


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