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 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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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 ...
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Why does Ubuntu fail to run .exe files? / How do I run .exe? [duplicate]

So, I just built my PC today, and am only using Ubuntu until I get Windows installed (sorry, guys!) But when I go to click on any .exe file, nothing happens. It just sits there. No error message, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to make a file executable? [duplicate]

How can I make my file so that I can double click on it, and it runs. It is a .sh script, but I also have files that say: executable (application/x-executable) in the description of what they are. ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Setting permission for NTFS partition

I have a NTFS partition on my PC. It shares data between Linux and a Windows dual boot system. My /etc/fstab line for that is: #Mount Dati at boot= UUID=01CD9E64E80BD460 /mnt/Dati ntfs ...
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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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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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Can't make a file executable

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I'm trying to make a file executable, but when I check the "Allow executing file as program", the check mark appears then disappear spontaneously. If it could help, my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“No such file” when running a 32-bit program on a 64-bit system

I downloaded a Chromium snapshot and unzipped it, like this: michael@ubuntu:/opt/chrome-linux$ ls chrome libffmpegsumo.so nacl_irt_x86_32.nexe chrome.1 ...
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How can I create an executable in Linux (beginner)?

The deal is that I just recently began to use Linux (Lubuntu) and I need some basic knowledge. My brightness on my Packard Bell Dot netbook is always on the highest, and the brightness control buttons ...
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How do I make a desktop icon to launch a program?

Have an interesting issue. I am VERY new to Ubuntu and Linux systems. I have only been running linux on my laptop for a couple of months. Here is what I am trying to do - I recently installed google ...
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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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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 do I upgrade my Windows 7 install to Windows 8 while booting from Ubuntu live USB? [closed]

My Windows 7 install recently broke, and instead of reinstalling I decided I might as well upgrade it to Windows 8. To save money, I got the cheaper downloadable version of the Windows 8 installer and ...
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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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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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can't find “allow executing file as program” checkbox

I'm currently trying to run a game on xubuntu that is downloaded as a .jar and to make it work I need to check of a box that says "allow executing file as program" I know where the box should be for ...
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Psychonauts, what to do with 'psychonauts-linux-06042012-bin'?

Psychonauts came in a neat file called psychonauts-linux-06042012-bin. The file system calls it an executable, but I can't find a way to execute it. Ubuntu suggested using "PyPar2" to open it like ...
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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 ...