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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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./ 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 . ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...