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Old 09-23-2004, 10:58 AM   #1
Stalkz
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Still a n00b


God, what's this, the 20th time I've been on Linux? And I still don't know how to do this.




Anyways, the thing is I have programs and such that are installed, and I don't know how to start them. Particular BitchX. They're "Executable files". I don't know what to do with them. Is there something specific I'm supposed to do? or are these not the files I shoudl worry about at all? or is it a command I have to type in to use it?



-sighs- Sorry for wasting your time like this, but thanks in advance if you decide to help.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 11:01 AM   #2
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Open up a terminal and type bitchx (or whatever the name of the executable is). This assumes that the executable is somewhere in your $PATH (where the shell searches for commands to execute), which it probably is. If this doesn't work, cd to the directory with the command and run ./<command> (this tells the shell to execute the executable named <command> in the current directory).
 
Old 09-23-2004, 11:07 AM   #3
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