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Old 04-12-2003, 03:47 PM   #1
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How do I deal with .bin files?


I just downloaded the most recent Half Life Linux Dedicated Server but it's a .bin file instead of .gz or .tar

How do I deal with it?
 
Old 04-12-2003, 03:52 PM   #2
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just pretend it says ".exe" at the end instead. run it.

it *might* not be set as executable though, so you might need to do

chmod +x blah.bin
./blah.bin

or

sh blah.bin
 
Old 04-12-2003, 03:53 PM   #3
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First you want to read up on whatever it's supposed to do. Probably the site where you got it should have some information. Important things that I would want to consider before installing a .bin file is what permissions do i need to get the job done and what exactly is this thing going to do to my current setup?

If all you want is the quick and dirty answer; try either '/bin/sh yourfile.bin' or './yourfile.bin'. Install at your own risk.
 
Old 04-12-2003, 03:54 PM   #4
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Curses. beat to the punch by acid_kewpie again! And his answer is even cleverer than mine.
 
Old 04-12-2003, 04:22 PM   #5
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Cool! It worked. Why is it called .bin? Is that the *nix equivalent of a .exe? What are some common Linux extensions that I should know?
 
Old 04-12-2003, 08:31 PM   #6
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.bin=binary
 
  


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