I have downloaded netbeans-8.0.1-javaee-linux.sh.

I have run sudo chmod +x to make it executable But how do I install it?

It I try double-clicking it wants to open with gedit If I "Open With" --> Ubuntu Software Centre, it says The file “/home/mike/Downloads/netbeans-8.0.1-javaee-linux.sh” could not be opened.

How do I install it? Thanks.

  • java version "1.7.0_65" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.2) (7u65-2.5.2-3~14.04) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.65-b04, mixed mode) – stroudmw Oct 11 '14 at 8:44

Open a terminal (use Ctrl+Alt+T), change to the directory containing the downloaded shell script, and run as super user:

$ sudo ./netbeans-8.0.1-javaee-linux.sh

You'll be prompted for your password and the NetBeans install wizard will start.

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Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to make the installer executable.

chmod +x netbeans-8.0.1-javaee-linux.sh.

Run as super user:

Start the installer:


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