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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How do I add an icon to an executable file

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I find the application executables in the filesystem?

Where are executables for programs stored in Ubuntu? An application (Komodo Edit) is asking me to identify an application to be used as a web browser. I've become used to just entering the ...
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Why does gedit window open when I double-click a program file, “start-tor-browser”? [duplicate]

When I double-click the file, "start-tor-browser," the only thing that happens is a gedit window opens and displays a ton of programming code. The program does not execute. How to I make ...
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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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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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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 can I install gem5?

I was helping my friend installing gem5 simulator on Linux for her 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 ...
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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 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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Autorun .EXE files with WINE

I am using WINE to run several Windows-only games that I play. Currently, in order to play the game, I must locate the file in Nautilus, right click, and Open with > WINE. If I lock the .EXE file to ...
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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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“No such file or directory”, but the file exists

I copied some files to Ubuntu (running on VirtualBox). Trying to open the said copied files and get an error. I'm not entirely sure how the file directory system works, but I used cp command to copy ...
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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 do I create a script file for terminal commands?

In Windows I can write a file containing commands for cmd (usually .cmd or .bat files). When I click on those files it will open cmd.exe and run them commands the file contains. How would I do this ...
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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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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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How to make files executable on vfat partition

I'm using 12.04 and have a shared vfat partition on which I keep my documents. Lately I'm trying to run one of my own executables, but the terminal keeps telling me I have no permission to do so. I've ...
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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 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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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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How to diassmble an .exe file within ubuntu?

I have to diassemble a .exe file. Now, I can open the .exe file in hex-editor like bless or Ghex. But then , How to use the objdump to convert it to assembly language?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...