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Old 11-10-2003, 08:38 PM   #1
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How to run a .bin file?

I downloaded j2re_1_4_1_05_linux_i586.bin (Java 1.4.1 SDK). What command do I issue to run the self extracting install?

Thanks in advance.
Old 11-10-2003, 08:41 PM   #2
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chmod +x j2re_1_4_1_05_linux_i586.bin

First command makes sure that the .bin file is executable.
Second command runs the .bin file that is in the current directory (that's what the ./ is about).
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You need to make the file executable, then run it:
prompt> chmod a+x j2re_1_4_1_05_linux_i586.bin
prompt> ./j2re_1_4_1_05_linux_i586.bin

make sure you include the ./ !!!

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Old 11-11-2003, 12:15 AM   #4
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Thank you, got it to work


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