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Old 02-22-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
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Exe Files


i have just downloaded irc.gamers.exe and i want to install the file but its asking me to open the file with a program what sort of program do i open the file with?

only just worked out how to change the res on linux sorry i am really really new 2 this forum
 
Old 02-22-2004, 06:56 PM   #2
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.exe files are for Windows. They do not work natively under Linux. You could try installing Wine or WineX to see if either of those will help.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 12:11 AM   #3
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in linux the extension doesnt realy matter that much (some programs might use it , others wont) i think its called mime(?) that says what kinda file it is, and on the comand line, it doesnt matter a single bit as bash will only execute programs wich contain certain permission saying that using can execute the program, (might seem kinda strange, but it works better then using the extensions, saving a text file with a ".com" extension in windows makes windows try to run the file , while in linux itll just be a text file
 
Old 02-23-2004, 12:36 AM   #4
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still can't run an .EXE natively in Linux even if you chmod 777 and name it runthisfileplease.sh
You still need a windows environment for a windows application.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:56 AM   #5
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still can't run an .EXE natively in Linux even if you chmod 777 and name it runthisfileplease.sh
You still need a windows environment for a windows application.
well you can, if you compile a program on your linux box and name it with a *.exe extension.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 09:15 AM   #6
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Thanks for your help so when ever i download something i need to make sure i look for the linux version? if so tho i know linux has irc build in i want to use my own client do you know where to get linux irc clients from?
 
Old 02-23-2004, 10:20 AM   #7
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THere are loads of different clients if you search around - kde, gnome, etc all have their own version. One of the most robust is bitchx - get it here

http://bitchx.org/history.php
 
Old 02-23-2004, 03:24 PM   #8
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/me puts a.b.c. gum on megaspaz's chair

I don't know about BitchX for someone who you claims to be "really really new".
A simpler option is Xchat
 
  


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