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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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)?
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Executable execution path. Does it depends of the place the executable is called from?

as I'm still a new Linux user, I still discover some behaviours and I'm unable to tell if they are "normals" or not. I searched the Internet but as I can't really find an answer I guess it's time to ...
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Installing a GTA 4 with WINE it says I didnt download it [closed]

I have playonlinux and a windows compatibility layer... I tried to install GTA 4 and after the download the icon said I didn't install anything. I made a launcher and it said the same thing. Im ...
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How do I run fckeditor?

I installed fckeditor by using Ubuntu Software Center successfully. But i do not know how can i run it. How can i accomplish my goal if Ubuntu menu does dot contain any link which refers to it ? Where ...
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Can't execute .out files, getting permission denied

I have written a C++ program and complied it to produce a.out file. However, whenever I try to run it, I get Permission Denied. I read that we can use sudo, but I can't quite get it to work. I use ...
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Simple file doesn't run (command not found!)

Here in the screen shot, there is a window and terminal open. I am running on Ubuntu 10.04(kernel 2.6) LTS 64bit LiveCD session, and trying to run testDisk to recover my another formatted ...
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Libraries used by C# executables

I am having a problem when I try to run C# executables (compiled with mono C# compiler at 10.10 server) inside a chroot jail. In order to run the executable inside the jail I need to include the ...
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Wine won't run any .exe programs that are installed on other Drives

whit 10.10 I did't had this problem I was able to run programs from my windows Drive through Wine by just double-clicking or selecting run by Wine, but in 11.04 when I run program this way it says : ...
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How do I mark a file as executable via a GUI?

How do I mark a file as executable using a graphical interface (GUI)?
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Recovering from messed up binfmts configuration

All I'm trying to do is getting a manually installed mono (to /opt/mono-2.10) to run CLI executables without having to specify the interpreter explicitly. Wine is not installed. Ubuntu 10.10. No mono ...
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Why does Ubuntu refuse to execute files from an NTFS partition?

I mount an NTFS partition (where I've got some Linux binaries and scripts alongside with Win32 and data files) with the following fstab line: /dev/sda5 /mnt/dat ntfs-3g ...
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Dependency Walker for ubuntu

Is there a tool like Windows DependencyWalker for Ubuntu ? I would like to see all shared libraries my executable depends on.
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Why am I not able to execute an application created by Qt? Also, I am not able to give execute permissions to it

Why am I not able to execute an application created by Qt? Also, I am not able to give execute permissions to it. When i click "allow executing file as program", it automatically unchecks.
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How do I execute a file from a FAT USB drive?

I'm trying to install a portable app onto my USB drive such that it is compatible with both Ubuntu and Windows (specifically, a program called eToys). Support is already built into the app for both ...
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Trying to make file executable on USB, but the permission doesn't “stick” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition? I'm using LastPass as my password manager, and I use Sesame for multifactor authentication. On Windows this was ...
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What is the difference between ./ and sh to run a script?

I have written a simple script. When I runsh <myscriptname.sh>, i got the correct output, but when I run ./<myscriptname.sh>, I got an error. What is difference between when I do sh and ...
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How can I run an executable from a CD when it doesn't have the executable bit set?

A textbook I'm using came with a CD containing a few supplementary applications. To my pleasant surprise, it appears to include an installer for Linux. The readme file on the CD provides the ...