Total newbie, I can download programs, but how do I make the program executable? Using 13.10

Thank you


  • Can you give an example of the program you'd like to make executable. Usually it's not necessary, so you might also want to elaborate on the reasoning. Mar 3, 2014 at 17:19
  • Have you tried looking for it in the menu? What do you mean by downloading programs? Did you download something or install it? Have you tried double clicking the downloaded file?
    – terdon
    Mar 3, 2014 at 17:23

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To make a program executable right click on it, got to Properties > Permissions and click on execute box, such as,

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Not sure if this helps. If what you want is to install a program, then this is not the way.

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