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Old 03-31-2003, 09:12 PM   #1
bad1drums
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Cool NOOB/Please a simple answer installing .bin files


OK, I admit to being a noob. But I cosider myself computer literate. That aside Please can someone give me a simple way that I can easily install my .bin file on my Lunix 8.1 Pro system. The file is (hlds l 3110 full.bin). I am in my root/home/documents and I have the .bin file copied into my Counter-Strike directorory that I made in there. That is where I want it installed. I feel really stupid I am not getting how it is done in this Konqueror window enviornment. I come in peace into the Linux world, I already like it. Please help me keep my peace. HELP! I have been in Microsofts Windows environment and have always had it easy
 
Old 03-31-2003, 09:30 PM   #2
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First, pop open a terminal and change into the directory where you have your .bin file. Type ls -l to check if the bin file is executable. You'll see each file preceded by a line that looks something like : rwxrwxrwx. If you don't see the x's, the file isn't executable. To make a file executable, use chmod +x filename.bin and then check to make sure it worked with ls -l. Once the file is executable, you can run it by ./filename.bin and that . at the front is important!.

If all is well, then the .bin file should execute.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 09:58 PM   #3
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I am in awwww of your answer:
Simple easy and absolutly wonderful. Thank you so much I am forever in your debt. Where do I send your Christmas present. LOL
It worked, Thank you.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 10:26 PM   #4
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Glad it worked!

By the way, from your original post, it kind of looks like you are running as root. If you are doing that all the time, do yourself a BIG favor and use addusr to make yourself a proper username. If you are using root properly already feel free to ignore this
 
  


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