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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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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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 ...
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How to restore bash executable after accidentally delete it?

I accidentally doing something wrong, want I meant to do is: ln -svf /bin/bash /bin/sh But, I miss typing it and become: ln -svf /bin/sh /bin/bash So, bash is now a symlink that point to sh ...
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How do I use wine? [duplicate]

After using Ubuntu for quite a while, I have decided to use it to be my primary operating system and will try to uninstall Windows. However, the only thing blocking me is that I can't use Linux for ...
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Applications executable paths

Stumbling upon a question about .desktop files I found the answer interesting, as it lists several locations to put application's .desktop files. I understand that it is possible to add any directory ...
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How to change a program and all its subroutines executable?

for running a program, I need to change its install file to a executable file. I can do that, but my problem is that program calls some subroutines and those need to be executable too. Is there any ...
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How is it possible that I can execute JAR file from shell?

I always thought, only executables in UNIX/Linux are ELF-files and shell scripts. But i found that it is possible to use just $ ./file.jar instead of $ java -jar file.jar. How are JAR-files special? ...
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How to execute a program from symlink [duplicate]

I have the following go program that runs with: ./hack/go/bin/wego How can I create a symlink to run this program with the command weather?
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How can I mount an external drive with the permission to execute programs from it?

I wanna mount my USB HDD formated as EXT4 to let say /home/user/exe where there will be executable files. when I mounted my HDD there it mounts fine but I can't run any executable file from there I ...
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how to have access to make a file executable?

I know that you need to go in permissions but I heard that theres shoud be a option executable in access section I only see those : none , write, read , write and read. how choose the executable ...
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How to make ffmpeg executable everywhere?

I have installed ffmpeg by following this tutorial: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu Now, ffmpeg works if i cd to bin and execute like ./ffmpeg. I wonder if i execute ffmpeg ...
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Issues with executable: file not found after using chmod to fix permissions

I have downloaded and extracted the Linux binary for the blackbox PDDL planner, and I'm trying to get the blackbox file to execute. I changed to the directory with the file and tried ./blackbox, which ...
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Troubles while installing bio-informatics tool DIAMOND

I am trying to install the bio-informatics tool called DIAMOND. Unfortunately I am experiencing problems during installation: The Ubuntu version that I am using is: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I am following ...
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.torrent or .exe file?? confused! [closed]

I am new with ubuntu here. I have installed kubuntu on my pc. I want to download a torrent file, I have done that before and also have used transmission. But I recently downloaded 'wine' a software ...
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Why all zip files should be marked as executable?

I can extract any .zip file by right clicking on it and choosing Extract here. I'm also able to open any .rar .tar.gz and etc files without extracting them (access its inside files by opening the .rar ...
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Error: object “ip” is unknown , try “ip help”

I am trying to run trusted executables through a script. I copied the binary executable /bin/ip to a directory called Tools. I renamed the binary to eip. I have navigated to the directory tools and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...