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Old 10-22-2003, 02:44 PM   #1
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What is the extention of Linux executable files.

Most of the Windows users know that *.bat, *.com, *.exe are the executable file and they can be searched by dir *.com/s in the command prompt. These files can be also run by typing. My question is what about Linux, what are executable extension and how to search them?
Old 10-22-2003, 02:51 PM   #2
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linux does not use extensions and really does not care about file names. linux uses permissions for read/write/execute.

BTW: have you googled lately?
Old 10-22-2003, 02:52 PM   #3
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well there are no specific extensions of an executable in linux.
you can make anything executable by changing its mode to an executable.
for instance i can compile a program into executable by asking the compiler to give it any name
the executbale will be created by that name.
Old 10-22-2003, 02:53 PM   #4
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While *nix files can have periods in them, they are not solely extension naming conventions as they are in Windows.

A file is executable or not based on its content and its permissions. Do a forum search on 'executable' or 'extensions' and you'll probably find quite a bit.
Old 10-22-2003, 02:55 PM   #5
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unix (linux) has no such thing.....
there are some conventions, like .html, .c, .php, .conf, .pl
(which are NOT really executables, as such)..
Particularly when talking about executables, there is (are) no Extentions Required....

(and, you can have a Program name, like my.exe.program.which_is.executable.exe, if ya' want,
or just myp)

Hey, you Want exe.... Winders Maybe ?? ;-)


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