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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Unable to run docker-machine despite trying to add path

I downloaded the docker toolkit from docker. I tried to change the .basrc, .profile, .bash_profile, /etc/environment file by adding /usr/local/bin/ or /usr/local/bin/docker-machine but I am still not ...
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Can't execute a file [duplicate]

I have a 64bit system and I'm trying to run a 32bit executable of a mine c++ program. When I try to run it I receive the message "bash: ./xxx: No such file or directory". Why ? How could I solve it ? ...
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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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Create double click executable file

I would like to create a file, which could be saved in the Desktop or in another folder, which upon a user double click on it executes some commands, one of which should be as super user (sudo) and ...
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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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bash: ./install.sh: Permission denied installing intel fortran 2011

I am trying to install Intel Fortran Composer 2011. When I try to command ./install.sh it gives an error: bash: ./install.sh: Permission denied I tried some ways to get pass this. Tried; sudo ...
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Add executable file to lubuntu menu

I would like to add the gapminder executable file to the lubuntu menu, with as little terminal use as possible... Is there any way to do this? Here is an attached image of the file:
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Creating an executable

If I open a terminal and type the following then firefox opens with the webapp running: ./refine So I have added the following to a txt file, changed the txt file property to an executable - but I ...
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Create a file with root access and make it executable?

I am having issues with Docky app and found this one and only solution online that could probably help. http://www.linux-compatible.com/tutorial/docky-closes-after-waking-suspend-ubuntu it also has a ...
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How to check for executable files in a given directory and its sub-directories?

I understand that it is a bad practice to keep files owned by oneself in one's home area which are executable, so I am in need of a script/tool which checks recursively through a given directory (in ...
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Unable to launch xdiagnose through GUI in normal way

I am in need of doing some diagnostics work with xdiagnose, however when searching for it in the Activities Overview, and then clicking on it, absolutely nothing happens, when in the past it would ask ...
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Windows minecraft on Ubuntu

I've got a Minecraft version for Windows, which runs with an .exe file. I've tried to make it run with java directly and it didn't an Ubuntu message appears "Fatal: Read Error: Could not read or parse ...
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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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How to make self-extracting executable (.exe in Windows) [duplicate]

I have created a script (Just some batch files) and compiled them into a .exe for ease of access. I have already converted said Batch files into shell scripts, how would I turn them into a single ...
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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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Help to run CoherentPDF executable

Please help me to run the executable file from the archive which I found at: http://community.coherentpdf.com/ under "Download binaries now for Windows, Mac, or Linux/Download pre-built tools now". ...
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Cannot Run an Executable .jar File [duplicate]

Ok, so I installed jre1.8.0_77 into the /usr/java/ folder. I added the /usr/java/jre1.8.0_77/bin/ folder to the PATH variable correctly (/etc/environment), I know this as I can run .jar files from the ...
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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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Pyinstaller in Wine leads to: ImportError: No module named pkg_resources

I'm trying to follow instructions here to create a windows .exe from my pyqt4 project created in pycharm from Ubuntu 14.04 Everything seems to work until the last step: cornelis@Bob:~/Downloads$ ...
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Wine Not Able To Run .exe File(s)

Before I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, Windows was infected with a virus, that Avast detected was installed by an .exe file. I installed Ubuntu in a dual boot, keeping my Windows data partition, ...
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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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Why does Lubuntu not allow me to run the Virtual Box Guest Additions?

On most up-to-date Ubuntu flavours that I install in VMs in Virtual Box when I choose the option to Insert Guest Additions CD image... I am shortly asked if I wish to run what is one there, and when I ...
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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 manufacturer web site is supposed to be Operating System independent! Yet using Wine I could not execute the ...
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Ubuntu not finding file (permission 755) [duplicate]

Running ubuntu 15.10 64 bit. Extracted oracle's jdk and was trying to run java. Permission look ok, but why is it not finding java executable - raj@raj-VirtualBox:~/jdk1.8.0_74/bin$ ./java -version ...
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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 do I create a Windows executable with PyInstaller on Ubuntu?

I created a game using pygame, and I wish to export it to a .exe file. I've used pyinstaller for this, as it is available for Ubuntu. When I run the --onefile game, it works perfectly fine (on my ...
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bash: ./file: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

I'm trying to run a program. But when I try to run, error happen like this: bash: ./file: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error I searched for a long time and did many things, but nothing ...
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DOSBOX trying to run tlink: “This program cannot be run in DOS mode.”. Why?

I have DOSBOX 0.74-4 installed on my Ubuntu 15 machine, and I have installed it in order to compile and run .asm code. I've downloaded the TASM assembler, and it's working fine. But when I downloaded ...
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Why using the command `./myFile a` `a` is intepreted as an input parameter?

After compiling a program with g++ -o myFile myFile.cpp I used ./myFile & to execute the program. When using the ampersand, I understand the program is executing in the background. Can someone ...
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Running VIsual Studio Code in Ubuntu gives strange error

I followed the steps to install Visual Studio Code from the answer here Download Visual Studio Code for Linux Extract it: unzip VSCode-linux-x64.zip -d ~/path/to/VSCode Run the Code executable to ...
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Why to use bash in executing script? [duplicate]

In a former question, I was suggested to execute: sudo bash start-dfs.sh why not sudo start-dfs.sh ? I mean, what difference does bash makes?
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Running SRSRoot in 15.04 (.exe file)

So I installed SRSRoot on 15.04 with wine, and when I try to open with wine, it just loads for about 5-10 seconds and doesn't open. This has happened with a couple of other .exe files. What's causing ...
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There is no make file executable in the permissions tab in the file manager? [duplicate]

I am trying to run a jar file. I have installed JDK 7 and have set the jar file to run with JDK 7. I am trying to make the file executable. When I look in the permissions tab there is no box that says ...
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Create desktop entry for executable

I'm sure the solution for this is trivial, but I haven't found the way to create a desktop file for an executable! My desktop file is: [Desktop Entry] Name=MOHAA LINUX Exec=mohaa_lnx ...
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Does Ubuntu support Windows applications?

I would like to know if the Ubuntu OS can run Windows applications. Such as .exe, .dll files. Or games like Call of Duty. Without needing to download any application such as wine. My guess is it ...
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I am trying to install . exe file with wine and getting error “unable to find JRE 1.5.0 or later version in your system”

in the errors.log it says this : "Sat Jan 16 21:08:16 2016 Unable to find JRE 1.5.0 or a later version on your system. Sat Jan 16 21:08:16 2016 Please install the JVM and re-start this installer." i ...
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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 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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Fortran compiler .exe [closed]

I want to extract Fortran source code from an .exe file. How do I do this? For ex. I write a program and i just have a exe file of it this porgram calculate amount of velocity In other program i ...
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creating an executable file [duplicate]

I want to create a file which will execute a code, for example: sleep 60s; dbus-send --print-reply --system --dest=org.freedesktop.UPower /org/freedesktop/UPower org.freedesktop.UPower.Suspend ...
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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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Executables vs Shared objects

I noticed something while doing find /bin -exec file {} \; : the file command reports some entries in /bin are shared objects , while others as executables . For instance, /bin/ntfsck: ELF ...
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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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How to run `nano` when using a `vim file` command

I've been trying to find out how to change application executables (I don't know how to call them) so when you do vim file in the console it actually runs nano file. I don't care if vim is installed ...
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How to install an ELF LSB executable such that it can be launched from the Unity Dash? [duplicate]

I have an ELF LSB executable that I'd like to install. Ideally, it would be as if I'd used apt-get to install it.
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Mono: The entry point method could not be loaded

When I'm trying to run some mono app I'm getting an error saying "The entry point method could not be loaded": $ mono Some-App.exe The entry point method could not be loaded $ How can I ...
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What is the difference between `command` and `./command`?

I found that sometime I use the command to run a command, but sometime I use the ./command to run another command. What is the difference?
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Safari does not execute in Ubuntu using wine

I am tried to using Safari in Ubuntu. I downloaded and installed safari exe and tried to execute using wine but safari browser open but did not execute any data in window. What issue here. any one ...
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How does tracker find applications with no .desktop files

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and when I search for something in the activities overview, even if an application does not have a .desktop file it will shoe up in the search results ...
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Excecuting file at startup [duplicate]

I am trying to start a script at boot and i can't seem to get it to work. I made the file, put it in /etc/init.d, made it executable by chmod +x file.sh, and did update-rc.d file.sh defaults 100. Is ...