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I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit, and I cannot execute .run files. I get a message saying that there is no application installed to open the file.

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, karel, chaskes, Warren Hill, Seth Nov 16 '13 at 20:14

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You have to mark a binary as executable before you can run it. This is just a permission on a file so we use chmod:

chmod +x

And then run it:

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And make sure you're not running it from a removable media. – alex Oct 15 '11 at 15:58
Thanks, very helpful for beginner like me :D And if the system say you need to be super user, type sudo ./ – Blaze Tama Oct 9 '13 at 9:33

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