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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Recover python in /usr/bin

I tried to install a newer version of the python and associate with the /usr/bin folder. Hence, in the configure file of that newer version I modified initialization location from /usr/local to /usr. ...
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How to make a file (e.g. a .sh script) executable, so it can be ran from terminal

I have a script.sh file and type of this file is shellscript file. I want to make this file as application/x-executable file. How can I make it?
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Can't run Python Script on double-click

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 but lost all my installed programs for some reason and this is when my problem started. I could always run my scripts by double-clicking the icon, because I have ...
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Running executable jar file from terminal [duplicate]

I've just got a new PC running Ubuntu 16.04 and have transferred my work from my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I have an executable jar file called timed_hri.jar. On my laptop I can go to the ...
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I have installed Visual studio code, ran the “Code” exe, but how do I add it as default IDE?

I have installed Visual studio code and am able to run the "Code" application. How do I add it as default IDE or at least as an option in the "Related applications" menu? Please see the images: ...
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Fstab doesn't mount with exec

I have an ext4 partition that I mount using the following fstab line UUID=41dec246-654d-4e35-9d4e-68150e40c5b0 /mnt/Data ext4 defaults,user 0 2 But then I realized that I can't ...
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How is it possible that I can execute JAR file from shell?

I always thought, only executables in UNIX/Linux are ELF-files and shell scripts. But i found that it is possible to use just $ ./file.jar instead of $ java -jar file.jar. How are JAR-files special? ...
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What to do after Wine install?

I have installed Wine using the following: sudo apt-get i wine I have got the files installed. Now, my question is the following: How can I proceed further to open my .exe files?
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Why do mount, ping and su have a sticky bit set?

In /bin most binaries don't have a sticky bit set except for: fusermout, mount, umount, ping, ping6 and su. Why are these ones not supposed to be deleted or renamed? Is it because they are used in ...
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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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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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Matlab Command Line vs Tcsh Script

To run matlab desktop environment, I type in matlab on the command line ($SHELL = /usr/bin/tcsh). I then write a tcsh script containing a matlab script within it: Tcsh script #!/bin/tcsh -f matlab ...
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Difficulty opening an .x86 file [closed]

I was trying to execute an .x86 file and got this message: ./build.x86: error while loading shared libraries: libXrandr.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I'm ...
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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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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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Bash cannot execute binary file (no longer) [duplicate]

I have some executable files related to the licensing system of Autodesk Maya that I can no longer execute. No longer because I used to be able to run them (a few months ago). I reinstalled the files ...
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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 install Technic [duplicate]

I have downloaded Technic and installed Java. I do not know how to make it as executable since it was downloaded from a web page. I am new to Ubuntu, so what command do I use to mark it as executable?
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How do I execute terminal commands by clicking an icon? [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up my sister's laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 running the LDXE shell. The only issue is, on boot, the wifi is disabled by default and I can't seem to reactivate it except with these ...
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bash: ./program: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

I'm trying to run a program, but an error happens like this: bash: ./program: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error The result of file program was: program: ELF-32-bit LSB executable, ARM, ...
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wkhtmltopdf-i386: No such file or directory but file is exist [duplicate]

Here We have wkhtmltopdf-i386 executable file on system and In other 32-bit system, if I execute wkhtmltopdf-i386 -V command then showing the version and Other operation are working fine. Problem is ...
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How to make all new files in a directory executable [duplicate]

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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How can I run an app (.exe) written in C# on Ubuntu

There is an app I need to run on my Ubuntu OS https://github.com/Jessecar96/SteamDesktopAuthenticator Is there any way to run it on Ubuntu? I tried using mono and wine, but I couldn't find the right ...
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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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Cannot run executable file - SPAZ installer

After reinstalling my Ubuntu (right now I have 12.04.1) I'm trying to install SPAZ, but when I run the installer: gacek@gacek-Vostro-3460:~$ ./spaz-linux-humblebundle-09182012-bin bash: ./spaz-linux-...
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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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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 ...