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Old 10-21-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
baronobeefdip
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how do i use a linux executable file


some of the programs that i downloaded are launched with a linux executible file and i don't know how to make it work, how do i execute it double clicking doesn't help it just asks me which program i would like toopen the file with
 
Old 10-21-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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We need more specific info. Start with one 'program'; tell us what its called and where you got it from. Give us step by step what you tried (exactly) and paste any msgs.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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Open a terminal, use the "cd" command to reach the good path and execute the application with ./file_name

you may have to do
chmod 777 <filename>
before being able to execute the file (it will give you "permission desined" error when it fail to execute).
 
Old 10-22-2009, 09:46 AM   #4
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can you give me an example of the command
 
Old 10-22-2009, 09:52 AM   #5
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can you give me an example of the command
Open a terminal,go to the location of that executable and run
Code:
chmod 777 <filename>
./filename
What was that executable file?
 
Old 10-30-2009, 09:23 AM   #6
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