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Old 08-07-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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Can't execute a binary file


I'm trying to run a program that I've programmed. The compilation was succesful but I can't run it, not even as root..
 
Old 08-07-2006, 11:36 AM   #2
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what does ls -l show for the file? you probably have to make it executable, which can be done with
Code:
chmod 755
which makes it rwxr_xr_x
 
Old 08-07-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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1. Do you have execute permission for the file. ie its mode may not be set.

Code:
chmod a+x myprog
2. can you see the file - in Linux the current directory is usually not in the path. therefore you must specify it like:

Code:
./myprog

finally if it is a shell script you can run it by using the dot command like:

Code:
. ./myprog
note the space between the two dots...

Have fun -

(oops - looks like ethics was typing while i was ;-)

Last edited by twoHats; 08-07-2006 at 11:42 AM.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 08:18 PM   #4
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It still doesn't work even when all the x permissions are on, do I have to be in a special group or do I need to get something updated?
 
Old 08-07-2006, 11:08 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by inverted.gravity
It still doesn't work even when all the x permissions are on, do I have to be in a special group or do I need to get something updated?
list the permissions on here with ls -la
then list exactly what you are typing to execute the binary.
 
  


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