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 to open a “.sb” file?

I downloaded a game in .sb format that is partition is Ubuntu but even with the terminal I can not seem to open it. Here's what it said: fruity@xXxFruityxXx:~/Downloads$ ...
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How to create deb installer from tarballs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simplest Debian Packaging Guide? there are several tarballs (e.g. Firefox, Eclipse, Zend Studio and ...) that have executable file within, that easily we can extract ...
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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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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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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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How to run an executable without prepending ./

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and I do believe in jumping in head first into issues to learn. I know that I can run some GUI applications with Putty+Xming on headless Ubuntu Server. But I can't run Visual ...
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transfer exe file from Ubuntu oracle virtual box to host machine (windows 7 )

I want to transfer an executable file from Ubuntu to Windows. I've tried via shared folder of the VM I have Ubuntu installed in. It works, but when I open the executable file in Windows, the file is ...
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Ubuntu touch – executable files won't launch in /home directory

I just received a Meizu MX4 and have already started hacking away at it. One problem I have run into involves not having permission to run executable scripts and files located in the home directory. ...
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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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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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binfmt-detector-cli from mono-runtime does not recognize x64 executables?

On 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, I can apparently run "x86" exe files, but not "x64" ones. If I use monodevelop to build the x86 configuration of a project, resulting in x86/test.exe, I can run it with ...
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Is it possible to turn the .ISO file into a .exe file?

I've downloaded Trusty (14.04) and it's an .iso file. I knew what I had to do, I got a thingy to mount the image (Slysoft to be precise) and mounted the .iso and up came the Ubuntu thing running ...
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Apatana Studio3 configuration for php

I installed Apatana studio3. When I try to run a php script it asks for a php-interpreter. I am using Apache2. So what is the executable path and .ini file location for this configuration.
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Can't get Gamemaker 8.1 to install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tried a method that was listed on Here. But it did not work for me despite being careful with syntax and repeated attempts at the code lines. Will try again and see what happens.
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Chromebook Unity Usb Execute Permission Troubl

I'm trying to set up a usb drive to have executable permissions on my chromebook running ubuntu but I'm having some issues. When I pull up Xterm and trype fdisk -l, no devices pop up under the ...
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How to restore bash executable after accidentally delete it?

I accidentally doing something wrong, want I meant to do is: ln -svf /bin/bash /bin/sh But, I miss typing it and become: ln -svf /bin/sh /bin/bash So, bash is now a symlink that point to sh ...
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How do I use wine? [duplicate]

After using Ubuntu for quite a while, I have decided to use it to be my primary operating system and will try to uninstall Windows. However, the only thing blocking me is that I can't use Linux for ...
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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 launch Tor?

I'm trying to use Tor but the problem is when I click on the tor browser it says it needs an update. I grant permission (Allow executing file as program) to start-tor-browser and i downloaded the ...
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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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How to change a program and all its subroutines executable?

for running a program, I need to change its install file to a executable file. I can do that, but my problem is that program calls some subroutines and those need to be executable too. Is there any ...
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Applications executable paths

Stumbling upon a question about .desktop files I found the answer interesting, as it lists several locations to put application's .desktop files. I understand that it is possible to add any directory ...
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Making HDD Executable

I am very new to Ubuntu and I have experienced much grief in these last weeks as I have tried to download steam and play games on my computer. Steam downloadeds on my ssd and runs fine, but I would ...
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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 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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How to execute a program from symlink [duplicate]

I have the following go program that runs with: ./hack/go/bin/wego How can I create a symlink to run this program with the command weather?
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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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How can I mount an external drive with the permission to execute programs from it?

I wanna mount my USB HDD formated as EXT4 to let say /home/user/exe where there will be executable files. when I mounted my HDD there it mounts fine but I can't run any executable file from there I ...
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how to have access to make a file executable?

I know that you need to go in permissions but I heard that theres shoud be a option executable in access section I only see those : none , write, read , write and read. how choose the executable ...
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How to make ffmpeg executable everywhere?

I have installed ffmpeg by following this tutorial: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu Now, ffmpeg works if i cd to bin and execute like ./ffmpeg. I wonder if i execute ffmpeg ...
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Issues with executable: file not found after using chmod to fix permissions

I have downloaded and extracted the Linux binary for the blackbox PDDL planner, and I'm trying to get the blackbox file to execute. I changed to the directory with the file and tried ./blackbox, which ...
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Troubles while installing bio-informatics tool DIAMOND

I am trying to install the bio-informatics tool called DIAMOND. Unfortunately I am experiencing problems during installation: The Ubuntu version that I am using is: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I am following ...
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.torrent or .exe file?? confused! [closed]

I am new with ubuntu here. I have installed kubuntu on my pc. I want to download a torrent file, I have done that before and also have used transmission. But I recently downloaded 'wine' a software ...
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Why all zip files should be marked as executable?

I can extract any .zip file by right clicking on it and choosing Extract here. I'm also able to open any .rar .tar.gz and etc files without extracting them (access its inside files by opening the .rar ...
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Error: object “ip” is unknown , try “ip help”

I am trying to run trusted executables through a script. I copied the binary executable /bin/ip to a directory called Tools. I renamed the binary to eip. I have navigated to the directory tools and ...
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Running Executable Files (Popcorn Time & Gunpoint)

I currently have two x-executable file on my system after downloading them. Neither of them run when double clicking on them. The first file is a game, Gunpoint, downloaded from the developer's ...
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How to start a program in startup that I start in terminal

I'm a beginner user and need help to have a program start on startup. The computer is solely being used for this, so I don't care about doing anything else on the computer. To run it normally, I go to ...
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Pinta Image editor for linux

I have heard that you can't run exe/dll files on linux, only wine or cygwin will help to run it, I installed Pinta on my Ubuntu 14.04lts, when I went to its folder to create a launcher, I found .dll ...
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Add a bunch of exe files in wine and edit environement variables

Disclaimer : Noob here I have installed a software using wine in ubuntu 14.04 . I have 2 issues : The software requires I create a new environment variable and add the path of a certain file. In the ...
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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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Executable won't execute

I hope that my post is acceptable although I am actually running lubuntu, not ubuntu. I am trying to create an executable file but I am having difficulties. I created a script with a text editor and ...
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Files won't run as programs [duplicate]

After reading an answer on how to make a file run a command in the terminal when ran, I tried to do it myself. I made a new document, entered the following and saved. #! /bin/bash echo "this is a ...
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How the heck do I make jar files executable?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 via crouton (I'm using the xfce4 desktop enviroment so don't give me Unity fixes) and I am trying to run a .jar program through OpenJDK6. I just ...
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Make programm shortcut with .sh and .png

I have a pycharm.sh file and a pycharm.png. How do I create an executable given the two? I tried this: sudo chmod +x ./pycharm.sh but nothing is happening. I want and icon on the desktop and it to ...
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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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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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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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Trouble Running C++ Executable from Desktop

I created a basic Hello World program in c++: #include <iostream> #include <string> int main(){ std::cout << "Hello World!\n"; return 0; } And compiled it with g++ gui.cpp ...
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Application not opening on 14.10

I downloaded a .tar.gz from a site, and I can't get the executable file inside to open. The application (AwesomeBump) requires OpenGL 4, and I have 4.4, so that's not the problem. I've looked in the ...
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Trying to get Super Smash Flash(Smash Bros. for PC) To run/open

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. I have downloaded a Flash game 0.9.1.1981 Linux There is an executable file called SSF in my downloaded folder. The README says it should run, but nothing happens. ...