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Old 01-29-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
jaford
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run an x ecutable?


I'm trying to run an executable file...
properties are - executable (application/x-executable)
I own it
it is set to allow execution...
....I still can't get it to run!
Help me..please
 
Old 01-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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...I still can't get it to run!...
This does not tell us much though. What output do you get when trying to run it?

Also just to be on the safe side, please post results of

PHP Code:
ls -<your_executable
 
Old 01-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
jaford
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I installed gnome commander and it executed. I don't know what I was doing wrong. I just installed Ubuntu 11.1 on my win7 PC dual boot. I just discovered I can't see my DVD player. LOL....so much to learn.
 
Old 01-30-2012, 02:16 AM   #4
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I'm trying to run an executable file...
properties are - executable (application/x-executable)
I own it
it is set to allow execution...
....I still can't get it to run!
If the executable is not in $PATH, you must provide the full path to run it. Even when it is in the current directory, you must call
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./<executable>
The leading dot will always refer to the current directory.
 
  


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