An executable is a program contained in one file. This file is often referred to as an executable because of the Windows extension for executables(.EXE).

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Unable to run docker-machine despite trying to add path

I downloaded the docker toolkit from docker. I tried to change the .basrc, .profile, .bash_profile, /etc/environment file by adding /usr/local/bin/ or /usr/local/bin/docker-machine but I am still not ...
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Can't execute a file

I have a 64bit system and I'm trying to run a 32bit executable of a mine c++ program. When I try to run it I receive the message "bash: ./xxx: No such file or directory". Why ? How could I solve it ? ...
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Create double click executable file

I would like to create a file, which could be saved in the Desktop or in another folder, which upon a user double click on it executes some commands, one of which should be as super user (sudo) and ...
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Creating an executable

If I open a terminal and type the following then firefox opens with the webapp running: ./refine So I have added the following to a txt file, changed the txt file property to an executable - but I ...
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How to check for executable files in a given directory and its sub-directories?

I understand that it is a bad practice to keep files owned by oneself in one's home area which are executable, so I am in need of a script/tool which checks recursively through a given directory (in ...
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How to make self-extracting executable (.exe in Windows) [duplicate]

I have created a script (Just some batch files) and compiled them into a .exe for ease of access. I have already converted said Batch files into shell scripts, how would I turn them into a single ...
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Help to run CoherentPDF executable

Please help me to run the executable file from the archive which I found at: http://community.coherentpdf.com/ under "Download binaries now for Windows, Mac, or Linux/Download pre-built tools now". ...
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Cannot Run an Executable .jar File [duplicate]

Ok, so I installed jre1.8.0_77 into the /usr/java/ folder. I added the /usr/java/jre1.8.0_77/bin/ folder to the PATH variable correctly (/etc/environment), I know this as I can run .jar files from the ...
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Pyinstaller in Wine leads to: ImportError: No module named pkg_resources

I'm trying to follow instructions here to create a windows .exe from my pyqt4 project created in pycharm from Ubuntu 14.04 Everything seems to work until the last step: cornelis@Bob:~/Downloads$ ...
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Wine Not Able To Run .exe File(s)

Before I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, Windows was infected with a virus, that Avast detected was installed by an .exe file. I installed Ubuntu in a dual boot, keeping my Windows data partition, ...
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Why does Lubuntu not allow me to run the Virtual Box Guest Additions?

On most up-to-date Ubuntu flavours that I install in VMs in Virtual Box when I choose the option to Insert Guest Additions CD image... I am shortly asked if I wish to run what is one there, and when I ...
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Ubuntu not finding file (permission 755) [duplicate]

Running ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. Extracted oracle's jdk and was trying to run java. Permission look ok, but why is it not finding java executable - raj@raj-VirtualBox:~/jdk1.8.0_74/bin$ ./java -version ...
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Add executable file to lubuntu menu

I would like to add the gapminder executable file to the lubuntu menu, with as little terminal use as possible... Is there any way to do this? Here is an attached image of the file:
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How do I create a Windows executable with PyInstaller on Ubuntu?

I created a game using pygame, and I wish to export it to a .exe file. I've used pyinstaller for this, as it is available for Ubuntu. When I run the --onefile game, it works perfectly fine (on my ...
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DOSBOX trying to run tlink: “This program cannot be run in DOS mode.”. Why?

I have DOSBOX 0.74-4 installed on my Ubuntu 15 machine, and I have installed it in order to compile and run .asm code. I've downloaded the TASM assembler, and it's working fine. But when I downloaded ...
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Why using the command `./myFile a` `a` is intepreted as an input parameter?

After compiling a program with g++ -o myFile myFile.cpp I used ./myFile & to execute the program. When using the ampersand, I understand the program is executing in the background. Can someone ...
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Running VIsual Studio Code in Ubuntu gives strange error

I followed the steps to install Visual Studio Code from the answer here Download Visual Studio Code for Linux Extract it: unzip VSCode-linux-x64.zip -d ~/path/to/VSCode Run the Code executable to ...
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Why to use bash in executing script? [duplicate]

In a former question, I was suggested to execute: sudo bash start-dfs.sh why not sudo start-dfs.sh ? I mean, what difference does bash makes?
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There is no make file executable in the permissions tab in the file manager? [duplicate]

I am trying to run a jar file. I have installed JDK 7 and have set the jar file to run with JDK 7. I am trying to make the file executable. When I look in the permissions tab there is no box that says ...
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Does Ubuntu support Windows applications?

I would like to know if the Ubuntu OS can run Windows applications. Such as .exe, .dll files. Or games like Call of Duty. Without needing to download any application such as wine. My guess is it ...
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I am trying to install . exe file with wine and getting error “unable to find JRE 1.5.0 or later version in your system”

in the errors.log it says this : "Sat Jan 16 21:08:16 2016 Unable to find JRE 1.5.0 or a later version on your system. Sat Jan 16 21:08:16 2016 Please install the JVM and re-start this installer." i ...
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Create desktop entry for executable

I'm sure the solution for this is trivial, but I haven't found the way to create a desktop file for an executable! My desktop file is: [Desktop Entry] Name=MOHAA LINUX Exec=mohaa_lnx ...
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Running SRSRoot in 15.04 (.exe file)

So I installed SRSRoot on 15.04 with wine, and when I try to open with wine, it just loads for about 5-10 seconds and doesn't open. This has happened with a couple of other .exe files. What's causing ...
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Fortran compiler .exe [closed]

I want to extract Fortran source code from an .exe file. How do I do this? For ex. I write a program and i just have a exe file of it this porgram calculate amount of velocity In other program i ...
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creating an executable file [duplicate]

I want to create a file which will execute a code, for example: sleep 60s; dbus-send --print-reply --system --dest=org.freedesktop.UPower /org/freedesktop/UPower org.freedesktop.UPower.Suspend ...
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How to install an ELF LSB executable such that it can be launched from the Unity Dash? [duplicate]

I have an ELF LSB executable that I'd like to install. Ideally, it would be as if I'd used apt-get to install it.
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How to run `nano` when using a `vim file` command

I've been trying to find out how to change application executables (I don't know how to call them) so when you do vim file in the console it actually runs nano file. I don't care if vim is installed ...
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Mono: The entry point method could not be loaded

When I'm trying to run some mono app I'm getting an error saying "The entry point method could not be loaded": $ mono Some-App.exe The entry point method could not be loaded $ How can I ...
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Safari does not execute in Ubuntu using wine

I am tried to using Safari in Ubuntu. I downloaded and installed safari exe and tried to execute using wine but safari browser open but did not execute any data in window. What issue here. any one ...
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How does tracker find applications with no .desktop files

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and when I search for something in the activities overview, even if an application does not have a .desktop file it will shoe up in the search results ...
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Excecuting file at startup [duplicate]

I am trying to start a script at boot and i can't seem to get it to work. I made the file, put it in /etc/init.d, made it executable by chmod +x file.sh, and did update-rc.d file.sh defaults 100. Is ...
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Executables vs Shared objects

I noticed something while doing find /bin -exec file {} \; : the file command reports some entries in /bin are shared objects , while others as executables . For instance, /bin/ntfsck: ELF ...
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Log all program external call

When I execute a third-party program, is it possible to see (and keep track) all the possible external calls to other programs, with corresponding parameters? Suppose I have a program "foo" which, at ...
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Set “Allow executing file as program” as default when files are added to a folder later

I have a folder, I am setting its permissions by using chmod. chmod 777 /home/Desktop/Project is success. I am using a tool(.exe) that will download the project from the repository. But after the ...
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How can the executable name of a program listed in a Dash search be determined? [duplicate]

Searching on the dash, I can see the program listed as "Personal File Sharing". How can I find the executable name of this program such that it can be launched in a terminal?
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Fstab doesn't mount with exec

I have an ext4 partition that I mount using the following fstab line UUID=41dec246-654d-4e35-9d4e-68150e40c5b0 /mnt/Data ext4 defaults,user 0 2 But then I realized that I can't ...
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Is it possible to wrap a Windows executable with Wine to make it portable

I have an old undocumented Windows commandline executable that I need to run on various Linux setups. Is it possible to prewrap the executable so it can be run without installing Wine on every ...
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Type of code conversion used in Linux executable files

I want to ask that what type of encoding is used to make linux executable files e.g. hexadecemal, binary or anything else. how is it converted ? Is there any way to get back the original code from ...
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how to make a .sh file executable by double click in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I recently migrated from fedora 10 to Ubuntu 14.04 and believe me it was a real challenge :) I almost managed to work anything out but only one problem is remaining. in fedora 10 i used to create .sh ...
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How to make one shortcut to compile and execute cpp file

I'm using Ubunru 15.04 GCC : 4.9.2 I usually use this command to compile my cpp files : g++ /path/file.cpp -o /path/output and it's cool ! so I made this into a shortcut with .desktop file ...
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How to open a “.sb” file?

I downloaded a game in .sb format that is partition is Ubuntu but even with the terminal I can not seem to open it. Here's what it said: fruity@xXxFruityxXx:~/Downloads$ ...
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Unable to launch xdiagnose through GUI in normal way

I am in need of doing some diagnostics work with xdiagnose, however when searching for it in the Activities Overview, and then clicking on it, absolutely nothing happens, when in the past it would ask ...
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How to run an executable without prepending ./

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and I do believe in jumping in head first into issues to learn. I know that I can run some GUI applications with Putty+Xming on headless Ubuntu Server. But I can't run Visual ...
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transfer exe file from Ubuntu oracle virtual box to host machine (windows 7 )

I want to transfer an executable file from Ubuntu to Windows. I've tried via shared folder of the VM I have Ubuntu installed in. It works, but when I open the executable file in Windows, the file is ...
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bash: ./file: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

I'm trying to run a program. But when I try to run, error happen like this: bash: ./file: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error I searched for a long time and did many things, but nothing ...
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Ubuntu touch – executable files won't launch in /home directory

I just received a Meizu MX4 and have already started hacking away at it. One problem I have run into involves not having permission to run executable scripts and files located in the home directory. ...
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binfmt-detector-cli from mono-runtime does not recognize x64 executables?

On 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, I can apparently run "x86" exe files, but not "x64" ones. If I use monodevelop to build the x86 configuration of a project, resulting in x86/test.exe, I can run it with ...
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Apatana Studio3 configuration for php

I installed Apatana studio3. When I try to run a php script it asks for a php-interpreter. I am using Apache2. So what is the executable path and .ini file location for this configuration.
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Can't get Gamemaker 8.1 to install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tried a method that was listed on Here. But it did not work for me despite being careful with syntax and repeated attempts at the code lines. Will try again and see what happens.
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Chromebook Unity Usb Execute Permission Troubl

I'm trying to set up a usb drive to have executable permissions on my chromebook running ubuntu but I'm having some issues. When I pull up Xterm and trype fdisk -l, no devices pop up under the ...