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I downloaded a program from the internet. I simply took the file from 'Downloads' and put it on my desktop. I can launch the program by double clicking on it. However I cannot figure out how to start this program from the terminal.

I tried the following without luck or any leads:

  1. ./ clipgrab-3.4.2.x86_64
  2. sh clipgrab-3.4.2.x86_64
  3. Typed 'alacarte' into the terminal, in an attempt to find the program of interest to locate name which would allow it to open.
  4. Launched program with terminal open to find any hints
  5. nautilus-autorun-software clipgrab-3.4.2.x86_64

The settings when I right click the program look like this: enter image description here

I searched all over 'AskUbuntu' but didn't find the answer. I hope you can shed some light.

Thanks in advance.

Mike

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  • You have a space between ./ and clipgrab-3.4.2.x86_64. It should run if you type ./clipgrab-3.4.2.x86_64 with no spaces. Aug 15 '14 at 1:57
  • @PranavMarathe you are absolutly right!!! It Worked! Thanks!!!! Please paste your comment as an answer so I can accept.
    – Mike
    Aug 15 '14 at 2:03
  • For future reference, please use code tags so we can see what you typed easier. (Text surrounded by the ` character)
    – Kaz Wolfe
    Aug 15 '14 at 6:51
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You have a space between ./ and clipgrab-3.4.2.x86_64. It should run if you type ./clipgrab-3.4.2.x86_64 with no spaces.

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