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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My bash script only opens editor, why doesn't it run? [duplicate]

I created a script to dd sdb to sdc on my older computer with Ubuntu 13. It ran when I clicked on it – asked if I wanted to run in terminal or edit it. On a newer computer, with Ubuntu 14, I created ...
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Building and linking to a executable

I'm interested in creating a system wide executable or link for the latest version of Blender which I built from source using this wiki. Long story short, I got it built and it appears to run ...
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How to run .exe from mounted disk? [duplicate]

I mount a ntf disk to my system as the following, Disk /dev/sdb: 4000.8 GB, 4000752599040 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60799 cylinders, total 976746240 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 4096 = ...
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How to make a executable blender file into debian(.deb)

I have made a game(1.5a release version) in Blender and I want to make it debian(so evryone can install it trought Software center with .deb file). Who can tell me, how to do that? And also I would ...
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x-shellscript opening with gedit

I've downlodaded this plymouth theme, but when I try running the install-orb script, it opens in gedit I already checked "Allow executing file as program" in properties, but it won't solve. @edit ...
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How to run devcoin-qt?

Anyone know how to open devcoin-qt? I tried running it by double-clicking it but nothing happened. I shutdown the devcoind and tried it - nothing. I renamed the ~/.devcoin folder to .devcoin.old and ...
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System cannot run binary file - “no such file or directory”

My problem is that my Ubuntu 14.04 can't run executable files even if they exist. I have arm-none-eabi toolchain downloaded and I wanted to run some executable files with ./ but terminal says "no such ...
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What damage will an accidental move of /bin do?

Whilst testing a little bash script I've been writing, a little finger trouble led to a directory name variable not being passed in, resulting in a move command being applied to /* . /boot was moved ...
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Running executable files in GUI [duplicate]

I have an executable file called drracket in a folder : However in GUI it appears as a source file : Is there a way to run the file via GUI like double-click etc.? (Running it in prompt forces me ...
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How do I make an entire directory executable?

I have an entire folder dedicated to python scripts. I'm tired of doing chmod on every new python script that I write. Is there a way to make every file inside my folder executable if it is a python ...
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Virus possibly on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Does ubuntu actually get viruses when you run an infected .exe program on wine? Just wondering if it does or not.
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How to make a file extension non-executable?

Yes, I know that I can make a file non executable by setting appropriate permission bits on that file. What I want to do is, making all the files with a certain extension non-executable, So that ...
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Permission denied when running C programs outside the Home directory [duplicate]

I have been creating some C programs and I have saved them to my Home directory while editing. I have compiled them with gcc and then run the executable file with ./ and they work fine. However, when ...
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64 bit executable won't run on 64 bit server

The file: root@hx:~/rippled/build# file rippled rippled: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (GNU/Linux), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.24, ...
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Need to know how install a exe with a different program , oter than wine [duplicate]

I use viewers for open sims and grids, Like second life and osgrid, I downloaded coolviewer and opened it with wine, it loaded ok but when I try to use it goes to "not responding" I have to shut ...
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My executable won't open

I'm trying to run an executable (not .exe, but for Linux) from a terminal, but it refuses to work. It does run the process, but it doesn't create the logfiles or allows my clients to connect. Unless i ...
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How do I uninstall BManager?

How do I uninstall BManager from my computer? I have an empty box on my desk top that will not close. Due to the fact the box will not close, I can't delete BManager.
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How to execute a .sh file? [duplicate]

I just install Ubuntu. One of the things I miss about windows is the lack of executable. When I right click the .sh file, go to permissions, and check "Allow executing as a program", it never does ...
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Use “watch” in executable script

Is there a way to use "watch" in an executable shell script? I mean this script should be launched with a double click, not directly from a shell... Try this script: #!/bin/bash watch gedit I'm ...
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Can't run application/x-executable files in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (linaxepad)

I'll hope that you can help me!! I've tried to execute linaxepad (application/x-executable), extracting from "linaxepad.tar.gz" file. But nothing happens (Ubuntu doesn't show anything) and if I try ...
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GCC Compiled program not running in a new Window

What i am Doing? I have created a simple c Program that runs and executes a system Command the code is as follows #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> #include <string.h> ...
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Unable to successfully launch Practice Exam test generator using Wine

I have just recenetly downloaded the following training kit which includes ebooks, practice tests and much more: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit Exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-643, 70-647 Windows Server 2008 ...
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making a bash script executable programatically

I need to create a bash script to create and mount a drive. So, two simple commands. Both "work" when entered at the command line. The script is created and executed every time a normal user logs in, ...
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What happen if the executable permission of chmod is revoked

What to do if I change the executable permission of /bin/chmod? How to recover from that scenario?
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How to run executables directly from nautilus? [duplicate]

When I write C codes in geany and the build and then run the program from there using the buttons there, it works fine. Again I can run the compiled executables using ./file_name command from terminal ...
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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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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 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 ...