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Old 02-19-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
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help with bin files...


i just downloaded a .bin file..
what should i do to install it? thanks =)
 
Old 02-19-2003, 09:13 PM   #2
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chmod it then ./ it. How?
chmod 755 filename.bin
./filename.bin
All in the command line.

Cool
 
Old 02-19-2003, 09:14 PM   #3
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Usually .bin files you can install directly from the command line. First make sure it is executable though.

But you just cd into the directory and then type the name of the file.bin. If the file isn't in your path, type ./ in front of it.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:44 AM   #4
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thanks a lot...
but what is the meaning of "755"?
and what is ./filename ?
thank you..
 
Old 02-20-2003, 08:35 AM   #5
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755 is just setting permissions. I normally use (and tell other people to use)

chmod +x file

+x is "make it eXecutable" which is a bit easier to remember.

. is the current directory, so

./foo

says, run the program in the current directory. For security reasons the current directory isn't always in the path
 
Old 02-20-2003, 11:03 AM   #6
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great... thanks 4 the help =)
 
Old 02-20-2003, 12:26 PM   #7
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curious as to why you have to make it executable.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 12:41 PM   #8
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Executable is a permission set on the file. When you save it down to your machine, the executable permission is off. The file is still executable, but before you set the permission you don't have the rights to run it. With the permissions you can control which users have the rights to run a particular file.
 
  


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