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Old 05-25-2003, 07:36 PM   #1
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The noobiest question ever.


I have a .bin file how do i install it?

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Old 05-25-2003, 07:40 PM   #2
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With the search feature of course
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/search.php
The skinny:
chmod a+x filename.bin
./filename.bin

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Old 05-25-2003, 07:58 PM   #3
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allright thanx

can you give me walkthrough

this is my first day using Linux
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:11 PM   #4
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how amazing... I actually had the exact same question. What you do is run the program from the command line... I think. Thats what I'm trying to do, but don't quote me on that

is there any site that has things like this? a "linux for newbs" site? I've looked, and all I seem to get on searches are forums

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Old 05-25-2003, 08:13 PM   #5
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when i run the command line i get a error that says unknown host limewire linus bin
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:13 PM   #6
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George, not to be a jerk (which I rarely am) but I placed a link to the search feature of this site because there are literally hundreds of "walkthroughs" already on this site. This question is asked repeatedly, several times a week.



The skinny is pretty much "a walkthrough"
Enter the directory with the bin:
cd /path/to/file
chmod the file:
chmod a+x filename.bin
Run the file:
./filename.bin

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Old 05-25-2003, 08:31 PM   #7
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"Enter the directory with the bin:
cd /path/to/file
chmod the file:
chmod a+x filename.bin
Run the file:
./filename.bin"

after enter the DIR where the file is im lost
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:59 PM   #8
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he he he, ok...

Open up a console. Using "cd" to change directories, change to the directory containing the application you want to execute. For example, let's say you downloaded this app to your home directory (you are probably already there, but who cares, let's use that for example) then:
cd /home/username
Where username is the person you logged in as (shouldn't be root!)
Now you need to change the attributes of the file so that it is executable, to do that use the chmod command:
chmod a+x filename.bin
Where filename.bin is the file you are wanting to run (you can view files in a console with "ls")
Then you need to run the bin file, do that with:
./filename.bin

Ok, hope that helps, a search would have revealed many many threads that say exactly what I just did, but there ya go

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