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).

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
20 views

Running Executable Files (Popcorn Time & Gunpoint)

I currently have two x-executable file on my system after downloading them. Neither of them run when double clicking on them. The first file is a game, Gunpoint, downloaded from the developer's ...
0
votes
2answers
25 views

How to start a program in startup that I start in terminal

I'm a beginner user and need help to have a program start on startup. The computer is solely being used for this, so I don't care about doing anything else on the computer. To run it normally, I go to ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

I am not able to open software center [closed]

I have been trying to open the software center in elementary OS, which is based on Ubuntu. But the problem is, it does not open. I wanted to install wine so as to run exe files but when I try to do so ...
0
votes
3answers
30 views

Pinta Image editor for linux

I have heard that you can't run exe/dll files on linux, only wine or cygwin will help to run it, I installed Pinta on my Ubuntu 14.04lts, when I went to its folder to create a launcher, I found .dll ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Add a bunch of exe files in wine and edit environement variables

Disclaimer : Noob here I have installed a software using wine in ubuntu 14.04 . I have 2 issues : The software requires I create a new environment variable and add the path of a certain file. In the ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Executable won't execute

I hope that my post is acceptable although I am actually running lubuntu, not ubuntu. I am trying to create an executable file but I am having difficulties. I created a script with a text editor and ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Make a Python program executable from its icon

I wish to python programs execute in a window from clicking an icon. This is day one of teaching myself and type of coding and Ubuntu so over-explantion and extra detail is appreciated. Code example ...
0
votes
3answers
44 views

Files won't run as programs [duplicate]

After reading an answer on how to make a file run a command in the terminal when ran, I tried to do it myself. I made a new document, entered the following and saved. #! /bin/bash echo "this is a ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

How the heck do I make jar files executable?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 via crouton (I'm using the xfce4 desktop enviroment so don't give me Unity fixes) and I am trying to run a .jar program through OpenJDK6. I just ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Trouble Running C++ Executable from Desktop

I created a basic Hello World program in c++: #include <iostream> #include <string> int main(){ std::cout << "Hello World!\n"; return 0; } And compiled it with g++ gui.cpp ...
-2
votes
0answers
23 views

Have problems running files

I'm trying to run a game called ksp from the (application/x-executable) file. I did go to the properties and the rights to mark the box "allow to run as a program" but then i can just see a black ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Application not opening on 14.10

I downloaded a .tar.gz from a site, and I can't get the executable file inside to open. The application (AwesomeBump) requires OpenGL 4, and I have 4.4, so that's not the problem. I've looked in the ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Trying to get Super Smash Flash(Smash Bros. for PC) To run/open

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. I have downloaded a Flash game 0.9.1.1981 Linux There is an executable file called SSF in my downloaded folder. The README says it should run, but nothing happens. ...
0
votes
3answers
59 views

Shortcut to execute shell scipt? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a shortcut that will run a .sh file deep in some directory without having to navigating to the absolute path. I have tried using aliases, which did not work as. Using soft/hard ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Application doesn't get of the “show application” after removing

I've installed a .exe with crossover and even after I uninstalled it the icon kept appearing in the "show application" menu in the Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. Tried to uninstall the crossover but it didn't ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Making HDD Executable

I am very new to Ubuntu and I have experienced much grief in these last weeks as I have tried to download steam and play games on my computer. Steam downloadeds on my ssd and runs fine, but I would ...
13
votes
1answer
826 views

./ vs . for running programs under terminal

I'd need some clarification regarding the way we run executables under the terminal. This might be a lame question but what is the difference between running an executable with ./an_executable and . ...
1
vote
2answers
49 views

How do I map a command to a file path [duplicate]

I am new to Linux. I have read the basic docs. I have just installed Filezilla. I first tried apt-get but the repository does not appear to be up to date. I then downloaded it from the Filezilla web ...
1
vote
4answers
84 views

Is there anything that can let me run 64bit binary executable files? [duplicate]

Is there anything in ubuntu 32 bit 14.04LTS something light, that will let me execute 64 bit binary executable files? Architecture: i686 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Ubuntu: How to execute a script without using terminal? [duplicate]

This is my dilemma. I have a program that can only be launched through terminal. So, right now I am always having to first open the terminal and then do the following ./theGUIScript. It runs but I ...
-1
votes
1answer
50 views

How do I fix my minecraft? It says its not executable [duplicate]

The file /home/sean/.minecraft/launcher.jar is not marked as executable. I get this error whenever I try to load the launcher.jar in my .minecraft folder but then when I right-click, properties, ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

OpenMpi cluster in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have setup the clsuter as per the guidelines and steps provided on the link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MpichCluster I am able to login (without entering password) from mater to slave as well ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Setting file access permissions for an executable

So I constantly find myself downloading executable's from the internet and running them on my computer. Although I don't run everything I find on the net, I still don't want to trust them with all my ...
1
vote
2answers
26 views

Can't add the exec option to my data partition in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using an HDD as a external drive, it has 3 partitions and one of them is for my Ubuntu Documents. I'm trying to compile my programs and it gives me the msg: bash: ./qt-opencv-multithreaded: ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 = ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
296 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
553 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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.
0
votes
2answers
85 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

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, ...
-1
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

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.
0
votes
6answers
312 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
59 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

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> ...
0
votes
0answers
89 views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
40 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
79 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
83 views

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 ...