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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Trying to make a .desktop file that runs a .py file

I created a .desktop file that looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Name = My Script Comment = Test Exec= /home/zito/Documents/loc_tk.py Icon= Terminal=false type=Application I put the hashbang in the ...
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Is this a security risk/concern?

According to: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linux_Viewer#Installing_and_Running The Second Life Linux client entirely runs out of the directory you have unpacked it into - no installation step ...
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Runescape.msi Installer not working with Wine [closed]

Well, I was having problems with Runescape yesterday and I decided to re-install it. So I deleted all the files and downloaded the Runescape.msi (Windows) installer and I ran it with Wine. It said I ...
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Should I make executable text file or a .desktop one?

I'm new to this and can't quite wrap my head around it. I want to run specific firefox profile which, so I just put this line in a text file: firefox -p Profile make it executable and run it. It ...
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How to port HTML5 sdk app to .deb or any other executable extension

I completed my Ubuntu HTML5 app on Ubuntu SDK (The title says "Qt Creator"). Now how can i export it as Ubuntu executable ?
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How to get back the “Find applications online” option?

I need to open/ run a file which doesn't open with recommended application, so when I right click on it and after that click on 'open with other applications' then below the recommended and other ...
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Is it possible to turn the .ISO file into a .exe file?

I've downloaded Trusty (14.04) and it's an .iso file. I knew what I had to do, I got a thingy to mount the image (Slysoft to be precise) and mounted the .iso and up came the Ubuntu thing running ...
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How to set the display as default option instead of cancel

I wrote lots of information files with gedit and save them as a .R file. The only reason for this file type is for the colour display and make those file more readable. of course, I use R project to ...
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I can't run application/x-executable files in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with some application/x-executable files. They simply don't open. I've tried to click, I've tried open it on Terminal, but nothing happens. On Ubuntu 12.04 both of the programs ...
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Not able to “Allow executing file as program”

I know many will think of marking this as duplicate but I have gone through all of the previously answered questions but none are fixing my concern. I have downloaded some tarball and extracted them ...
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I want to create a Shorcut which execute a code when clicked [duplicate]

I want to create a file, which will execute a code in terminal when dbl clicked.. Can this be done? If Yes, How?
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How to make a file executable? [duplicate]

How can I make my file so that I can double click on it, and it runs. It is a .sh script, but I also have files that say: executable (application/x-executable) in the description of what they are. ...
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Create a file with root access and make it executable?

I am having issues with Docky app and found this one and only solution online that could probably help. http://www.linux-compatible.com/tutorial/docky-closes-after-waking-suspend-ubuntu it also has a ...
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Help creating a messagebox notification with yes/no options before an application runs

I started using Ubuntu alongside Windows about 2 months ago. I've slowly been adding all of the programs that I use regularly to Ubuntu, so that I will eventually be able to do everything in Ubuntu ...
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Problem executing file & unable to open terminal window

i have latest Ubuntu - and using it as a LIve CD 1. i have an executable file (file manager confirms that file is executable) that won't execute & File manager won't let me tick the permission box ...
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How do I make a desktop icon to launch a program?

Have an interesting issue. I am VERY new to Ubuntu and Linux systems. I have only been running linux on my laptop for a couple of months. Here is what I am trying to do - I recently installed google ...
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Couldnt find a way to open blender software [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I downloaded the latest version of Blender (2.70a) from official blender.org site as an tar.bz2 file. My Ubuntu OS is 14.04 LTS amd64 bit os, and I am sure that I have downloaded ...
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any way to track an application [duplicate]

I have a software which when I go its directory path in terminal I run ./myprogram and my application start so I want to know how to understand which files are reading by my program which is not ...
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How do I execute a .exe file from a certain directory in another directory?

I'm trying execute tuxlol.exe. I tried ./tuxlol but I keep getting error messages saying no such command exists. The code I'm trying to execute in terminal is: $ mono tuxlol.exe patch --dir ...
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Creating a Linux executable file from a bunch of files/directories

I have a directory, with a small scructure: script.sh dist/ dist/program.jar log/ log/error.log conf/ conf/program.conf The script.sh do some checks, and start program.jar with a lot of parameters. ...
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Execute a command when add a new file in folder

I am not sure weather it's possible or not. I am looking for a script/command that will execute a command or run a scripts when I will add a file in a folder. For instance: I am practicing bash ...
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How to run a program automatically in Ubuntu?

How can I run a program in the Terminal automatically in Ubuntu? How to make a shell script to print the output into a text file?
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Running linux downloads - total noob [closed]

I am a COMPLETELY new user to linux and have been using most of my programs through wine. Take for example this program : http://www.atlauncher.com/download/jar/ which, when unpacked has no executable ...
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Running executable file from terminal

I am new to Ubuntu and currently I am trying to run executable files from the terminal but nothing is happening. When I am listing the files in the current directory I am obtaining the following: ...
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Executable on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running ubuntu 14.04. how can i open an executable? I've already tried to follow the instructions on other posts about the same subject, although they're all about previous versions of ubuntu, and ...
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Bash script callable from home but not scripts directory

I'm having a very weird error when trying to make a script callable. I have a scripts directory in /srv/projectname/scripts where I store you know scripts to be called as cron jobs for different ...
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How do I add an icon to an executable file [duplicate]

I have several utility programs that I can run only by clicking on their "generic" executable file. How can I assign an icon to each of them for it to show in the Launcher? I am using Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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cannot execute executable files x.run

I use Kubuntu 14 on HP Envy. I'm trying to install software (software: MPLAB® X IDE v2.05 and MPLAB® XC32 Compiler v1.31) from .run files this fails. The .run files have executable flags set: ...
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I'm getting «exec format error» when I try to run an executable

I installed Trusty (daily build) a couple days ago and, though overall I'm pleased, I've run into some problems running some standalone apps (not installed) that used to work just fine in 13.10 before ...
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Running executable file

I am pretty new to ubuntu and have done following. I have made a file named PinkBunny using following commands and have written some text in it. khan@ubuntu:~$ cat>PinkBunny Hellow Guys! ^C ...
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Wubi-installed ubuntu won't allow me to execute executable files

I'm trying to run executable files on Ubuntu, but it's not working, although the exact same executable file works fine on others' machines, which are also running Ubuntu 12.04 like me. Based on this, ...
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SDL2 not being loaded correctly by Jedi Academy (OpenJK)

So I am trying to install Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy on my laptop, running Ubuntu 13.10. As you may or may not know, this game is quite old and the creators, LucasArts, have only made versions ...
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Linking CXX executable RemoteZynAddSubFx

I'm trying to build the latest version of LMMS v1.0.0 and I'm running into this error Linking CXX executable RemoteZynAddSubFx /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXft /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lfontconfig ...
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Popular application Unetbootin executible file does nothing

Grabbed unetbootin-linux-585 because I want to make an installation flash drive for Ubuntu 12.04 (13.10 is unusable with bugs). I don't normally work with downloaded executables in linux, but I ...
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How do I list commands a package provides? [duplicate]

I'm curious what commands a certain package provides my system with. By command, I mean an in-path executable that I can run from the command line (ls, grep, sed, etc). I'm not trying to work out the ...
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Couldn't find executable named error Ubuntu

I am trying to fly the ardrone parrot 2.0 using tum_ardrone ptam module. It is a rospackage, so I had to make it using rosmake tum_ardrone The above compiled with 0 failures. however, when I ...
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Open JDK doesn't run my jar files

I decided to start java programming on Linux instead of Windows, but I can only open my projects in the NetBeans IDE. When I make the distribution into a .jar file, I can't open them. I already gave ...
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Running an executable with fixed execution-time and memory limit and getting exit-code

What is the best way to run an executable with execution-time and memory(RAM) limit (e.g. 2.5 seconds and 32768 kB)? Also I need to get the exit-code if it exits without violating time and memory ...
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How to mark a USB Drive with execute permissions [duplicate]

I keep trying to install Garry's Mod onto my USB, but steam keeps saying "new steam library folder must be mounted on a file-system with execute permissions." can someone please explain to me how to ...
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How to edit files in /usr/bin?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but one of the directories in which commands are stored in Ubuntu is /usr/bin. I tried viewing one of the ELF 64-bit LSB executable files (synergy) with nano but all I see is ...
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java won't run .jars

I just surfed around for like 2 hours and didn't find anything what really helped me. I installed Java like it was told me on the ubuntu site, and everything seemed to be working fine. But as I wanted ...
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Error while loading shared libraries, but I've installed the libraries

I've been trying to get Psychonauts to run on my computer for over a month now. I previously posted here, but even after following those directions I am still stuck. I have successfully installed the ...
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How to run Llanfair on Ubuntu?

Now, to define, Llanfair is a stopwatch esque program, used by speed runners, which is found Here . The program is available as a Windows download, as well as a .Jar file for use on all other ...
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It is possible to run a Exe file in RedHat [closed]

I am new to linux. I run the batch file which will execute exe file in automated way. I need to do the same in linux. Kindly give me some idea how to use it. Thanks in advance
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How to create and link a ~/bin folder to contain executables.

Is it possible to create a folder E.G.~/bin which contains executables, and once a file is added to this folder, it is executable from command line. (Just like an executable in /bin)
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How to call a custom executable or script in termnial directly with name?

I created an executable file using gcc and put it into the ~/scode folder. How do I run it? I tried typing just the name of the file but it responded with Command not found. I believe there is a ...
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Can't open .exe file on CD because it's read only

So I have this software CD for my Canon MX420 printer that I've been trying to install onto my computer. However, when I run the .exe setup file, it says I need to run the program as an administrator. ...
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How can I mount my partition with executive permissions using the launcher icons?

I'm trying to install steam games onto my Data partition (NTFS formatted since I use that partition as a bridge for the few times I have to use windows). I do not want it in my home folder since it ...
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How to make an executable file appear in search

I've downloaded a program and in order to run it I open terminal, cd into the directory it's stored in and run it by typing ./<program>. This is a bit of a hassle as I use this program on a ...
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How to make files executable on vfat partition

I'm using 12.04 and have a shared vfat partition on which I keep my documents. Lately I'm trying to run one of my own executables, but the terminal keeps telling me I have no permission to do so. I've ...