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Old 09-14-2005, 07:35 PM   #1
musichris777
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Opening a .bin file?


I need to open a .bin file that I downloaded from Java.com. Can someone give me step by step instructions on how to do this? I haven't used my Linux box in a while so I don't remember a lot going into the terminal.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 07:45 PM   #2
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It's probably a shell script (extensions have no meaning in Unix). You can make it executable and execute it:
Code:
chmod +x whatever.bin
./whatever.bin
or run it with the shell
Code:
sh whatever.bin
Also, please don't post in more than one forum.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 07:46 PM   #3
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The .bin files are typically self-installers. Simply make it executable:
Code:
chmod +x /path/to/file.bin
Then run it:
Code:
/path/to/file.bin
Edit: Apparently Spooon and I were typing at the same time
 
Old 09-15-2005, 12:29 PM   #4
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The .bin extension can be used in strange ways by some software. For example, Novell Groupwise can save MS doc attachments with a .bin extension. OpenOffice seems to recognize that it's evil empire format.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 03:48 PM   #5
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I don't think this is what it is, but a .bin file can also refer to a cd image. To tell if it is a cd image, there should be a .cue file along with it, although sometimes there isn't. I don't remember if this is fully valid, but im pretty sure you can just add it to /etc/fstab and then
Code:
mount -t CDFS /home/foo.bin /mnt/Image
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:32 PM   #6
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Actually, the 'file' cmd is usually pretty accurate at guessing what type a file actually is. Try
file <yourfilehere>
and see what response you get.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 09:15 PM   #7
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Thanks Chris. That is a useful and interesting command. Is there no end to the power hiding on the command line.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 12:36 AM   #8
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Code:
# mount -t CDFS file.bin /mnt/file/
mount: fs type CDFS not supported by kernel
Do I really need to recompile the kernel to get support for the CDFS type?
 
Old 09-19-2005, 03:39 AM   #9
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Take a look here:
http://www.elis.rug.ac.be/~ronsse/cdfs/
Quote:
# Download, compile & install
The file system can be downloaded from here. See the INSTALL file for information on how to compile, install and use cdfs.
The link points here: http://www.elis.rug.ac.be/~ronsse/cdfs/download/
You shouldn't need to recompile the kernel, but you may need to simply modprobe or insmod a new module into it.
 
Old 06-21-2007, 09:01 PM   #10
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Unhappy Can You help me with Bin too?

I JUST GOT A LINUX! . Sadly I find it very hard to use I was trying to get (from steams website a company that is used as the engine for css) And Download there linux hldsupdatetool. well yea . bin So what do I do?!
 
Old 06-21-2007, 09:21 PM   #11
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As a rule .bin packages are compiled binaries that can be executed directly. A Google search of "hldsupdatetool ubuntu" yielded some results that might be helpful to you. I've no direct experience with this package.
 
  


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