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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.
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.
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
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?!
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.