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Questions tagged [executable]

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 to make binary executable file appear as executable file in file browser?

I can't make compiled C (or C++) programs to appear as executables in file browser. In order to run them, I need to open them via terminal, while other programs (like Telegram) appear as executables ...
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How to execute g++ code and run it as well using execl

I am writing a program in c++ that uses fork and then child program do execl which opens xterm and execute another program let's say p2code. Here is what I am doing execl("/usr/bin/xterm", "/usr/bin/...
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How can I find the files for installed programs [duplicate]

Where are the files of my installed programs located? I would like to collect all of them in one "install" folder so that I can reinstall them any time I want, just as I can do in Windows.
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Wine + PlayOnLinux + SelfExtractingArchive.exe

What if I want to install Windows software using PlayOnLinux, but the only .exe file I can select is a self-extracting archive? How do I extract the actual main program file that PlayOnLinux is ...
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How to set default permission of .sh files for inside certain directory [duplicate]

I have created a directory /root/script/. Now I want to set default execution (x) permission for all files/folder of /root/script and also want to set the same for newly created files/folder. It means ...
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File Extension For Shell Execute

I have the allowed execution of shell scripts (they were already X by default in properties) but can not run them from outside the terminal without opening them to edit. I scrolled down in 'open with ...
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18.04.1 steam says I can't make a partition on a drive without exec but I edited fstab

I have previously edited fstab successfully to automount my extra HDDs, and I've updated it to include exec permission rw,exec,user,auto,fmask=0177,dmask=0077,uid=1000 When I try to make a new ...
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How do I make an executable instead of a shared library under 18.04.1?

When I make a Fortran executable using make under 18.04.1, a shared library is made that is executable instead of an executable. I have attached images comparing 18.04 and 18.04.1 results. How do I ...
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x-executable does not run correctly on Nautilus

I have a script that I merged into a single file by using pyinstaller. For the case, let´s do it with a simpler example, since the error also ocurrs: helloworld.py #!/bin/bash print "Hello World!" ...
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Executing an executable with GTK2 requirement on Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to run this program (https://www.scarabee-software.net/en/siren.html) on Ubuntu 18.04 and it won't start. Requirements Windows : XP minimum GNU/Linux : GTK2 mandatory Installation ...
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HPC job submission: difference betwee a binary and a script

I am trying to submit a job on an HPC and I am very new to the GSE submission system. Upon submitting a job using a script called script1.bash, I received the following error file. Warning: no ...
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Launching a shared object executable on Ubuntu via double-click

I've built my application on Ubuntu using a static build of Qt in order to simplify deployment. I just noticed that if I double-click the executable, I get an error: Could not display "slate". ...
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Where is the Vuze 'executable' located?

I am very new to Ubuntu and I'm struggling. Currently running 16.04 and I've installed Vuze via Ubuntu Software. The manual install was problematic for me. When I click on a magnet link in Firefox ...
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I cannot run any executable from nautilus

With Ubuntu 18.04 have a problem. When compiling something, the executable binary is showed as shared-library in Nautilus. When double clicked any executable file, I got the following message "There ...
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'Bash ./main: No such file or directory' error while trying to execute a C++ program

The code snippet: #include <iostream> using namespace std; int main(){ unsigned int a, b, diff; cin>>a>>b; diff = a - b; if(diff % 10 == 9){ diff--; }...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Lock Executable to Ubuntu dock [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 16.04, I was able to lock executables to the Unity Launcher. While they were open, I just had to right click, and select "lock to launcher". Then they would stay in the launcher even when ...
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How to run .sh file by click in Xubuntu? [duplicate]

We should type ./file.sh in terminal to run sh. Is there way to run it as executable file by double click ?
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Cannot execute binary file for ADOM

I wanted to install a roguelike on my Gallium OS system(I believe galliumos is based of off 16.04 Ubuntu) so I installed the game and ran these commands. chmod +x /home/chrx/Documents/adomgraphical/...
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Xubuntu 18.04 LTS does not recognize executables

I upgraded to Xubuntu 18.04, and I have a problem with executable files because it recognizes (application/x-sharedlib) instead of (application/x-executable). How can I resolve this problem?. Thanks
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How to find the path of a specific application (Google Chrome)?

I have Google Chrome downloaded on my laptop and I want to find where it is compared to a Windows path use it, basically for a text to speech project. On Windows it is located here : chrome_path = '...
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Is there a way to limit write access to a filesystem based on the executable?

I would like to reasonably ensure that only a specific executable has write access to a filesystem (anything else is just read access). I do not need this to be secure (in the sense this is not a ...
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Cmap Tools - which file to execute

I have installed CMapTools in Ubuntu, into a directory ~IHMCP CMap Tools. But I can't seem to figure out which is the executable file. Can you help? Thanks!
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Differentiating user-defined executables from pre-existing executables

Commands like cp and ls reside under /bin or /usr/bin. Hypothetically, if we created another executable of the same name, how will Linux differentiate between them?
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IDL not running on Ubuntu 18.04 “exec: /idl/idl1706/bin/bin.linux.x86/idl: not found”

I have just installed IDL 7.1 on Ubuntu 18.04 x86_64. No error messages were prompted during the installation. However, when I try to run IDL on the shell, an error message is shown: /idl/idl706/bin/...
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PHP exec() has write permission error despite write privilege

I am running 7.0.28-0ubuntu0.16.04.1, under LAMP, on two Ubuntu 16.04. The C code, to open the file for writing is: #define ERROR_OPENING_FILE -4 fprintf(stderr, "Open output file: /var/www/...
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executable icon is missing for Ubuntu 18.04

I recently updated my Ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04, and one problem is the icon for the executable is the same as the one for a text file. (ArucoDetect is an executable, and others are usual text files) ...
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get version from windows executable from within ubuntu

I have a mono app that is a .net developed application. It runs within linux and I'm trying to write a script that will extract the version number of the file from the executable itself. I've done a ...
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Unable to start exe files in Wine launched from Chrome

I'm trying to play Roblox on Ubuntu. I have installed wine, have .NET and Gecko, and have all the tools needed to start .exe files in Ubuntu. However, I encounter a problem. When I try to launch the ...
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Why not make .txt file executable instead of .sh file to run scripts?

I was wondering what's the need to put executable commands inside a .sh file to make a single script, since I can do the same by putting the commands inside a .txt file and making it executable using ...
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How can I download a .exe file from a given URL?

I would like to download, then install a .exe file from a URL via the command line via wget or curl. Specifically MS Build Tools 2015 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=...
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I can't run an .x86 file

I recently downloaded ubuntu linux on my chromebook and i love it! I also downloaded a game called: Game of the year 420 blaze it. I had it installed on my windows computer and i also wanted it on my ...
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Does moving or renaming a executable file (in particular a Windows executable under Wine) impact its running while it is being run?

In Ubuntu, when running an executable file or a script file, if I move or rename the file, will the running be impacted? when running a Windows executable (e.g. PDFXCview.exe) under wine, will ...
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Running 32 bit application on 64 bit Ubuntu [duplicate]

In my project I want to run 32 bit executable on 64 bit Ubuntu.(Version 14.04) For this purpose I see that ; sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 ...
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How to run exe file in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible to run a .exe file in Ubuntu in a script? For example a simple Matlab code like this: system("dir/WAV2RAW.exe")
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web links are opened twice

Since I installed Firefox Quantum and Firefox ESR 52 both (Kubuntu Trusty / KDE 4.13.3) it happens every time that any external web link is opened twice in my default browser. So I presume this is an ...
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How to launch only shell scripts from Nautilus

This is related to questions like “How do I run executable scripts in Nautilus?” or “How to execute a script just by double clicking like .EXE files in Windows?”. I would also like to have shell ...
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How to write command lines [closed]

After my first login on Ubuntu 13 it tells me about copyrights and warranty then drops down to: Username@Hostname:~$_ I have no idea what I'm supposed to do here? Any help would be greatly ...
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calling and executing binary files without complete path [duplicate]

Q. How can anyone execute a number of binary files created by a user by calling its name, without complete path and without considering in which directories it is? What should I actually do to make it ...
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How to run an executable file outside of it's folder?

I have an executable file in /home/m that shows an image with gtk3. I can run it when I go to it's folder /home/m by this command./img but when I try to run it from outside /home/m by this commands: /...
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Executable Text File set to execute

So I downloaded AutoMouseClick because I need the software. I downloaded the zip file, extracted it and made sure that under my Preferences settings in File are set to "Ask Each Time" whenever I ...
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Is ./ (dot slash) a command?

Core of the question: The question arose while I could not install the software, so I am genuinely asking about ./ because I didn't know about it and the output "command not found" was confusing me ...
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Having to run command `sudo modprobe brcmfmac` every time I restart in order to get wifi working

I am running ubuntu 17.04 on an asus x205ta, and through much struggle and research finally got the wifi working. I was so happy and decided to restart the pc just to make sure and come to my ...
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Command line options for windows executables

In windows i used to be able to give executables command line options. go to properties for that file or shortcut, and add the command to the end of the path for the file example: C:\3DO\Heroes3\...
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Is the vdso shared library (linux-vdso.so) the library that contains the kernel object code (system calls)?

I noticed that all my programs compiled to gcc are linked to vdso library. Is this the library that contain the system calls to the kernel, like mmap() and fork() and other system calls? I know that ...
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Electron - Cannot run application on Ubuntu 64-bit

I have an executable file, that I create using Electron Packager, named "SteamCMD GUI". When I attempt to double-click it, it won't execute, but Ubuntu tries to execute it using PyPar2. Next, I typed ...
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Executable shell script doesn't run

I followed https://askubuntu.com/a/141247/638554 to create an executable script to add to my launcher. When I run my_script.sh it opens the program, but when I double click the executable I created in ...
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Running .exe applications with wine embed [duplicate]

Is possible to "bind" a .exe application with a "Wine Portable version" to run it in a ubuntu system? avoiding installation of Wine?
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Cannot run executable after extracting tar.gz

(Ubuntu version : 17.04 Zesty Zapus) Hi, I have downloaded an IDE for C/C++ programming called "MinGW Developer Studio" from this link. After extracting the files to a folder, I cannot run the ...
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How to find WPS Spreadsheet exe, located in wine (lubuntu 16.04)? [duplicate]

I have installed wine-staging from this site in my lubuntu 16.04 box , and also installed WPS 2016 (setup.exe) in wine. So after installing WPS successfully ,i am trying to run WPS spreadsheet from ...
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How do I open Minecraft.jar in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Please do not mark as duplicate because I have been searching so long on other posts but they don't work for me. Please give me a step by step tutorial as an answer and be VERY SPECIFIC. I am not a ...