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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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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Installing Repo

I have installed repo and created the ~/bin etc. However, when I open the bin folder the repo is a gedit file, how do I make it so that the file is executable?
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Problem with Mono and .exe file

I have purchased a piece of software to configure programable radio control transmitters. It says it will run on Linux, see below: Digital Radio runs on: Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/XP Microsoft ...
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How can I install the alias command?

My Ubuntu installation does not have the alias command. Usually it would be in /usr/bin along with other basic commands like which. I can type: which which /usr/bin/which but which alias ...
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Executable files on my computer cannot be executed and cannot be run by terminal

I'm really new to ubuntu and linux, so everything has flown straight over my head, but this problem is obviously not normal. I've looked all over the place for a solution to this problem, but all the ...
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How to get requested librairies of gridwars?

I would like to get a list of libraries requested by Gridwars executable. I one year ago used ldd but moi@myComputer:/opt/gridwars/gridwars_lin$ ldd gridwars not a dynamic executable After ...
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Bash error when trying to execute a file

i am kinda new to linux and in programming so please excuse my lack of knowledge. I'm trying to run a basic program named trial.c with an executable file named trying but when I type ./trying in the ...
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Cannot execute just compiled binary file

And once again, typical question: "cannot run executable file". I Installed Virtual Box ver: 4.2.16 and on that Ubuntu. I compiled several fotran codes with command (maybe it should be noted that I ...
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I need help downloading lunix on minecraft [duplicate]

Help! my Minecraft.jar will not run as executable
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Cant change executable bit

I have written an c++ program ,but cant run it because the executable bit is not on yes. so I wanted to change it ,but it only changes it for a second and then swiches back.
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Problem when trying to execute a file

I am trying to execute or run a file in Ubuntu, by using ./filename on the command line. When I try and run it, I get this error: Error: A mode argument is required There is no file extension on ...
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Curious About Executable files [closed]

I'm just curious. Will Ubuntu be able to open executable files without using extra software or terminal ?
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How can I execute a file without execute permissions?

How can I execute a file without giving myself execute permissions (with chmod u+x) for it? If I try and tick the 'Allow executing file as program' checkmark, the checkmark is immediately removed.
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How to make all new files in a directory executable

I want a way by which whenever I create a new file in a particular directory, I want it to be executable by default. Is this even possible, if so how?
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Make programm shortcut with .sh and .png

I have a pycharm.sh file and a pycharm.png. How do I create an executable given the two? I tried this: sudo chmod +x ./pycharm.sh but nothing is happening. I want and icon on the desktop and it to ...
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How can I install gem5?

I was helping my friend installing gem5 simulator on Linux for thesis work. I know Linux a little bit. Somehow I managed to install that simulator on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, but when I tried to ...
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.x86 file not executing

I've tracked down a game named superhot and downloaded zipped Linux version. I unzipped it and there was a directory named SUPERHOT-LINUX_Data and file with extension .x86. I went to properties and ...
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Run Galfit in terminal

I'm trying to run a program called Galfit. I want to be able to just type galfit in the terminal and for it to run (then add switches and commands etc like galfit <input file>) I've tried ...
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How do I mark a file as executable on Xubuntu?

I need to know how to mark a file as executable but the check box is not there.
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How do I mark a file as executable on 13.04? [duplicate]

I just got 13.04 and need to know how to mark a file as executable. So if someone could tell me how that would be great. When I go to permissions the execute thing is not there.
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Is there a vi file editor in ubuntu like in unix?

I was a unix and redhat user, just started to use ubuntu. Is there a vi command to edit files? Is there a change mode command to change a file status to executable?
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Can only open bukkit.sh with Java Web Start

I'm trying to run bukkit.sh file with java 7 runtime. Instead the only application I can associate the bukkit.sh java file is java web start. I've done the basics, installed java7, set the bukkit.sh ...
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Ubuntu still identify .exe application, however I have remove WineHQ

I have remove WineHQ in via terminal completely and other WineHQ configuration. But, Ubuntu still identify .exe application, not likely never install WineHQ before. How to remove all WineHQ programs, ...
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Unable to run executable link

I added a link to the desktop using Nautilus ("Make Link"): me@1234:~/Desktop$ ls -al total 8 drwxr-xr-x 2 alex alex 4096 Sep 8 12:15 . drwxr-xr-x 42 alex alex 4096 Sep 8 00:22 .. lrwxrwxrwx 1 ...
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How to execute this specific python script (attached in the question)

I Have a small net and last 2 weeks i get a lot of disconnections on my wireless stations a friend of mine told me that 90% i get attacked by deauth packets i i researched a bit and found this py ...
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Installing XAMPP

I'm new to linux and I'm trying to install XAMPP I downloaded the file and I cant execute it, I followed the Instruction on http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html#374 but when I'm trying ...
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Difference in the behavior of executable depending on where executed

I am trying to run repo from my home directory (/home/jeffrey). The repo binary is in the bin directory under my home directory (/home/jeffrey/bin). The bin directory is in PATH - I understand it ...
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How can I create an executable in Linux (beginner)?

The deal is that I just recently began to use Linux (Lubuntu) and I need some basic knowledge. My brightness on my Packard Bell Dot netbook is always on the highest, and the brightness control buttons ...
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Can't execute scripts on a mounted driver

When I want to execute some programs I get a message which say Permission is denied. The files are allowed to be executed, and I use sudo. example: # ./configure bash: ./configure: Permission denied ...