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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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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What happen if the executable permission of chmod is revoked

What to do if I change the executable permission of /bin/chmod? How to recover from that scenario?
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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 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 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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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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Setting file access permissions for an executable

So I constantly find myself downloading executable's from the internet and running them on my computer. Although I don't run everything I find on the net, I still don't want to trust them with all my ...
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How to make a executable blender file into debian(.deb)

I have made a game(1.5a release version) in Blender and I want to make it debian(so evryone can install it trought Software center with .deb file). Who can tell me, how to do that? And also I would ...
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Can't run application/x-executable files in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (linaxepad)

I'll hope that you can help me!! I've tried to execute linaxepad (application/x-executable), extracting from "linaxepad.tar.gz" file. But nothing happens (Ubuntu doesn't show anything) and if I try ...
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Executable not running even after chmod'ing it

I am trying to run a BETA precompiled copy of rcracki, but the problem is when I try to run the executable, it gives an error: root@hosted-by:~/Desktop/rcracki_mt_0.7_beta2_linux_x86_64# ls COPYING ...
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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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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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Log all program external call

When I execute a third-party program, is it possible to see (and keep track) all the possible external calls to other programs, with corresponding parameters? Suppose I have a program "foo" which, at ...
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How to make one shortcut to compile and execute cpp file

I'm using Ubunru 15.04 GCC : 4.9.2 I usually use this command to compile my cpp files : g++ /path/file.cpp -o /path/output and it's cool ! so I made this into a shortcut with .desktop file ...
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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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How do I uninstall BManager?

How do I uninstall BManager from my computer? I have an empty box on my desk top that will not close. Due to the fact the box will not close, I can't delete BManager.
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How do I execute a .exe file from a certain directory in another directory?

I'm trying execute tuxlol.exe. I tried ./tuxlol but I keep getting error messages saying no such command exists. The code I'm trying to execute in terminal is: $ mono tuxlol.exe patch --dir "...
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How to run a program automatically in Ubuntu?

How can I run a program in the Terminal automatically in Ubuntu? How to make a shell script to print the output into a text file?
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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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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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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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Can only open bukkit.sh with Java Web Start

I'm trying to run bukkit.sh file with java 7 runtime. Instead the only application I can associate the bukkit.sh java file is java web start. I've done the basics, installed java7, set the bukkit.sh ...
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Permission denied error when compiling fortran code in Netbeans 7.3.1 on ubuntu linux 12.04.2

So I read through a bunch of posting about similar issues, but none of them seemed to fix this problem. I am running netbeans 7.3.1 on ubuntu 12.04.2 x64. I wrote some fortran code and saved it to an ...
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Does placing a symbolic link in the path work the same as creating a symbolic link of an executable in the path?

As the title says, I'm about to do an install of an executable. Normally I would either 1. install the executable to somewhere in my path i.e. HOME/bin/ or if that wasn't feasible 2. would add the ...
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How can I run an extracted .exe in WINE?

I have a program called BridgeM1. It is a front-end for the arcade music emulator M1. I read at the following link ( M1 and .lst files ) that I could use this program in WINE. The problem is I'm not ...
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Using x264 Win binary in Ubuntu

I like to work with standalone CLI binaries whether .jar or .exe Standalone .jar CLIs like PDFBox by Apache is cross platform & can be use in Win & *nix similarly, however... I currently use ...
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Use “watch” in executable script

Is there a way to use "watch" in an executable shell script? I mean this script should be launched with a double click, not directly from a shell... Try this script: #!/bin/bash watch gedit I'm ...
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Problem executing file & unable to open terminal window

i have latest Ubuntu - and using it as a LIve CD 1. i have an executable file (file manager confirms that file is executable) that won't execute & File manager won't let me tick the permission box ...
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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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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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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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How to get back the “Find applications online” option?

I need to open/ run a file which doesn't open with recommended application, so when I right click on it and after that click on 'open with other applications' then below the recommended and other ...
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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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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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Executable Windows permission on Samba

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 (though I've had this same problem on 12.10) and am running Samba with some shares set up so I can run some Windows tools (.exes) directly from the shares. Every Windows ...
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Executable file not executing

I cannot run an executable file, and it seems that all permissions, owner, etc. are correct. I don't understand the problem; I hope that someone will find a solution. I'm logged as tux. tux@tux-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to wrap a Windows executable with Wine to make it portable

I have an old undocumented Windows commandline executable that I need to run on various Linux setups. Is it possible to prewrap the executable so it can be run without installing Wine on every setup?...
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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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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 ...