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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Bash: ./filename : Cannot execute binary file

I couldn't execute a fortran compiled code in ubuntu 11.10 32 bit. Error message is Bash: ./filename : Cannot execute binary file. I've installed the gcc and gfortran libraries too. Could anyone ...
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All files on automounted NTFS partition are marked as executable

I have set up an NTFS partition to automount via fstab: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with ...
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How to make shortcuts to executables

I'm a little bit noob. I can run a program in terminal with; $sudo /opt/eclipse/eclipse but I don't know how to create a shortcut that starts it with root privileges (They are installed in /opt so ...
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How to force Dolphin to not execute executable files

Dolphin has a nasty habit to execute whatever executable file I accidentally click on. How to turn off this behavior? Is there anything like in Nautilus which would allow to select appropriate action? ...
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Running Linux executables on NTFS partition marked with execute permission

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04, I used ntfs-config to auto-mount the NTFS partition on boot and I checked that the fstab file is configured as usual with ntfs-3g and with write and execute ...
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How to find the executable file of an app if 'whereis' is not showing it?

This basically to do with cuttlefish(The app from showdown) in this case. I cant find the location of the executable file for it. The command whereis did not give any results! I want to add it to ...
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How to run an executable file through JRE by default?

I could do it with OpenJDK, but it didn't work for my purposes so I'm using Oracle's JRE 7. I can run the jar through the terminal with java -jar filename.jar and can also right click the file and ...
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Why Can't I Download Certain Software?

I just installed Ubuntu. Totally new to it. I tried to download to different things from the Internet (RealPlayer and YouTube Downloader), but when I try to open the file(s) to install an archive box ...
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How to overcome “Permission denied” running C program even after “chmod +x”?

After compiling a C program on Ubuntu 10.10, after executing chmod +x ./a.out, I am still getting bash: ./a.out: Permission denied. How can I run my new executable?
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What is the equivalent of an “exe file”?

I don't know what the exact executable file extension is. Is it .deb or .tar.gz? Can anyone on Ask Ubuntu help?
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How do I run an executable Truecrypt file from a pendrive?

I am trying to run Portable Truecrypt from a USB Pendrive. I already extracted the package and all but the only way I can really open Truecrypt portable is if the executable is somewhere in my home ...
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Can't make a file executable

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I'm trying to make a file executable, but when I check the "Allow executing file as program", the check mark appears then disappear spontaneously. If it could help, my ...
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Executing a C program stored on a windows drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: .exe file permission fail I wrote a simple hello world program but not stored it in Ubuntu's home directory, instead I stored it on one of the Windows drives. (I am ...
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Psychonauts, what to do with 'psychonauts-linux-06042012-bin'?

Psychonauts came in a neat file called psychonauts-linux-06042012-bin. The file system calls it an executable, but I can't find a way to execute it. Ubuntu suggested using "PyPar2" to open it like ...
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Problem with executing dssp (secondary structure assignment)

I followed a previous post to install dssp on ubuntu How to install dssp (secondary structure assignments) under 12.04? After the installation I tried to execute dssp which was in ...
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How to flash a BIOS when only a Windows binary is provided?

I want to update the BIOS on Toshiba QOSMIO-G30. The exe file that i downloaded from the manufacture web site suppose to be OS independent! Yet using Wine Loader could not execute the file. Is there ...
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Reading from a text file and executing contents in terminal

Lets say I wanted to create a .txt file that had some commands in it. Then from .txt file the contents are extracted to the terminal. Is this even possible and does it have to be a .txt file? oh and I ...
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How to add a python script as an executable shortcut to launcher?

I have managed to add .sh files as launcher shortcuts. Now, I want to add a python script in the launcher as shortcut. I want it to be executed like when it would get executed in the terminal when ...
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How to execute a script just by double clicking like .EXE files in Windows?

How can I make a bash script executable by double clicking just like .exe files in Windows? I tried creating a launcher and assigning the script to it, but there are two consequences: the terminal ...
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Why can't I execute Wubi in Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

I tried executing Windows installer for Ubuntu Desktop but it won't execute. I tried downloading it again, executing as administrator etc but nothing happens. I think something is wrong with my ...
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When automount ntfs partition, all file were marked “Allow executing file as program”

I edited /etc/fstab to automount NTFS partition, then all file were marked "Allow executing file as program". How can I fix it? EDIT: When I double click any text file, it didn't show immediately, a ...
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No such file or directory? But the file exists!

I've downloaded a game (Shank) but the bin file doesn't run. The error that is shown when I try to launch the executable is: bash: ./shank-linux-120720110-1-bin: No such file or directory
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How to organize scripts and tools under ~/bin in directories, but have them in $PATH?

I always have ~/bin added to the $PATH in my ~/.profile. As is default in Ubuntu. # set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists if [ -d "$HOME/bin" ] ; then PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH" fi ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 “cant find” Executable files (NOT .exe's)

i am trying to run an executable file from ubuntu 11.10, and this happens for several different files. i try to run the file and it says "no such file or directory" it is not the file because the ...
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Can't execute my own program

I am learning programming using the OpenGL and SDL library. Problem is, once the program is built, I can't run it. (bash: ./nameOfMyProgram Permission denied) I never had this problem with previous ...
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How to run .sh file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I run .sh files in Terminal? I want to download JDownloader from the internet for Linux. But the file is .sh and when I tell ubuntu to open the file it uses some ...
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How to run a .bin file without using terminal

How to run an executable .bin file without using terminal Eg :qtcreator.bin
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Trying to access centralized executable and attendant library file from anywhere in the file tree [closed]

I'm trying to centralize my executables and libraries but I still want to be able to execute an input file from anywhere in the file tree without having to copy in the executable and the library every ...
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Wine issues with Runescape

Believe it or not, I play Runescape. I find the game to be interesting. Out of my curiosity, I found that there is a way to play the game in an executable file. However, there was no Linux download ...
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Cannot launch an application, 'No such file or directory' but it exists

The folder exists, the application has been made executable. But when i run it I get the following message: pst007x@pst007x-Aspire-5741:~$ /home/pst007x/Applications/ClipGrab/clipgrab bash: ...
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Ubuntu Equivalent of portable executable file

I am developing an application which had some dependency and for that i use external tools. One example is that i use putty's commandline tool plink.exe to telnet/ssh remote machine from java program. ...
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Perl Script Permissions

I'm having a few problems with running a Perl script. Every time I try to run it (its from a runescape launcher client), it give me the following message in terminal: Permission Denied How can i fix ...
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An exe file that I want to run on linux made for windows comes up as a Trojan on VirusTotal - how would I run it without it affecting my system?

Is there any way that I can run this program on my Linux system without possibly getting a virus?
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Why won't it allow me to change the access for disk games [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run an executable from a CD when it doesn't have the executable bit set? I now have Ubuntu LTS and any time I try to install a game using a disk it says ...
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Why can't I execute any .sh scripts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I run .sh files in Terminal? When I try to run a .sh script in Terminal it says I have no permissions to do that. And when I try to run an executable nothing ...
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ubuntu upstart script execute a script.py program

I'm creating an upstart script to execute a python program I've written. When the service is starting I want to echo starting service - script.py... and echo the process id of the program once ...
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Every binary 'wine' executable “does not exist”

I've had this problem once before, but I completely forgot how I fixed it. Every wine executable (/usr/bin/wine, or the wines in the playonlinux dir) "do not exist" when I try to execute them. $ ...
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How do I change how executable files are handled by the file manager?

When I double click on text files, nautilus asks me what I would like to do with them. I find this to be intrusive, as I just want them to open. How can I fix this? Note: This question is a ...
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Execute without ./ prefix

At my school's Linux cluster, its possible to run executables without the ./ prefix. However, on my home machines, I have to do this. I tried adding the code folder to the PATH via export ...
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Cannot execute files on mounted file systems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition? Trying to make file executable on USB, but the permission doesn't “stick” I have a fat32 file ...
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Executable not running even after chmod'ing it

I am trying to run a BETA precompiled copy of rcracki, but the problem is when I try to run the executable, it gives an error: root@hosted-by:~/Desktop/rcracki_mt_0.7_beta2_linux_x86_64# ls COPYING ...
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No such file or directory for existing executable

I just upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 x64 from Ubuntu 11.04 32bit. But I find a really annoying problem. When I drag executable from file explorer to shell, the shell says bash: ...
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How do I install and run a few Windows programs in Ubuntu (& derivatives) with Wine [closed]

Ok I installed Wine in Mint & several other derivatives. I double click on a Windows executable and I get a message about the dangers of running strange executables and a link to a wiki about the ...
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How to run an executable bash script on Kubuntu?

I have recently changed my OS from Ubuntu 11.04 to Kubuntu 10.04 but don't know how to get my executable bash scripts to run on Kubuntu. On Ubuntu all I did was click on the text file and I was given ...
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How to access executable in a seperate partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS partition? I have just started using Ubuntu and I have my hard drive set up with an Ubuntu partition, a Windows 7 partition and a much ...
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Double click executable file and nothing happens

I'm trying to install a game for Linux called Myth 2. Autorun doesn't run when I insert the CD. When I double-click or right-click and the select "Open" on the Setup file, a box appears saying that ...
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How do you make the contents of ISOs mounted by the Archive Mounter Executable?

The Archive Mounter feature in recent Ubuntu editions is great: you just use it on any *.iso file and it mounts it as if you'd put a CD in the drive ... well, almost. If you want to just read the ...
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File not marked as executable

I'm trying to install a game that has a two-CD installation, and I get this error message: The file '/media/FREESPACE_1/Setup.exe' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied ...
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How to run a .exe from MSDN to download the software-fix from Wine? [closed]

I had dual boot of windows 7 and ubuntu 10.10. Unfortunately my windows 7 crashed and I am trying to download the software from msdn using linux. The problem is that i downloaded the exe that they ...
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Setting execute permisions on a mounted image

How do you set execute permissions on a .exe that is on a mounted image (.ISO file)?