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Old 10-13-2003, 06:38 PM   #1
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Question .bin files

Ok guys, I am completely new to Linux, and this is probably proof of that.
I have downloaded a few progams that come as .bin (binary?) files. Now what do I do to get that up and running on RH9? I have downloaded a p2p client and America's Army. Came down as .bin and I am lost. Thanks to all who helped me get MPlayer up and running. Thanks in advance.
Old 10-13-2003, 07:01 PM   #2
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Just a guess - don't shout if it doesn't help.

use chmod to allow the to execute - something like:

chmod u+x (name of file).bin

then execute it -

Old 10-13-2003, 08:25 PM   #3
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Ok I was getting ready to ask about .bin files.I downloaded lime wire and it come down as a bin file.I'm running mandrake 9.1 curious if the above holds true for me.Do I follow the above or differnt in mandrake
Old 10-13-2003, 08:30 PM   #4
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.bin files in Linux are usually shell scripts, so follow dxdad's instructions. (.bin on Macintosh are compressed files that can't be run on Linux.)

Mike, these sorts of things are distro-independent.



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