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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...