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Old 04-30-2003, 08:41 AM   #1
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Linux Newbie: .bin files

I downloaded a .bin file that is supposed to be a program for me to install/run. What do I do with this thing to get it to run?

I am only familiar with RPM's and tar.gz files.
Old 04-30-2003, 09:36 AM   #2
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chmod a+x filename.bin
You must be in the directory containing the file.

Do this in a terminal.

Old 04-30-2003, 09:43 AM   #3
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In general, .bin files are scripts to be run (although they may be exectuables as well). In either case, you need to tell the OS (okay, the file system) that they are executable by setting the "executable" flag on the file. This is done with the "chmod" command.

Usually, you want to do something like :

chmod +x filename

However, if you want only YOU to be able to run it, use:

chmod u+x filename


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