The permission bit in a file mode that allows a file to be run as a program. Also, questions related the format of program files, and to locating and executing program files.

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Get executable for any command [duplicate]

I want to know which executable gets executed for any command in bash. Example: I have firefox installed here /usr/bin/firefox, it is in the $PATH alias browser=firefox alias br=browser Now I ...
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Script started as `source` or `executable`?

Can we determine inside the very script whether it started as source (.) or executable (shebang or something alike)?
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Why does trying to run a python executable return ': No such file or directory' after transferring it to server via FTP? [duplicate]

I'm having an issue where when I transfer a Python file to my VPS via FTP and try to run it using ./foo.py I am returned with the error: : No such file or directory. The error seams to indicate that ...
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Supervisor: no such file or directory even though it is there [duplicate]

I am trying to start supervisor service supervisor start, as root, but it gives me env: /etc/init.d/supervisor: No such file or directory Yet, I can clearly see that file exists: ...
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Can't run tmux although it's installed [duplicate]

I compiled tmux from source on Ubuntu 12.04 and it is installed in /usr/local/bin/tmux by default. However, when I type tmux in terminal I get the following message: $ tmux -bash: /usr/bin/tmux: No ...
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Unable to run an executable built with NASM

I am attempting to assemble the assembly source file below using the following NASM command: nasm -f elf -o test.o test.asm This completes without errors and I then try to link an executable with ...
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What is the mechanism behind my script losing its executable bit after I append to it in a script? [closed]

I am wondering if this is behavior due to SELinux or something else. I have a deploy script that I run and inside, I had sudo chmod +x /etc/rc.local, and some lines later I echo some startup ...
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Is it possible to execute a binary without specifying the full path or the preceding './'?

Outside of a shell, such as running some other process, what does the term current directory mean, and is it possible to execute a binary without specifying the full path or the preceding './', ...
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binary is able to run only when run after creating a symbolic link to it

I am facing a rather strange problem. I have a 32 bit qmake binary placed at a very deep path. So for ease of use I created a link using ln -s /complicated/path/to/qmake ~/qmake I am running a ...
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Unable to start vscode executable

I downloaded and extracted the VSCode zip. I see the Code binary file, but doubleclicking it in my file manager does nothing. I also tried ./Code in console, but I only get bash: ./Code: cannot ...
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kickstart does not chmod a file in %post section

I have the following code executed in the %post section of a kickstart file for RHEL 6.6. echo '#!/bin/sh' > /root/add_user echo 'if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then echo "no username provided"; exit 1; fi' ...
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Executable script can't run directly from desktop in Arch Linux

Before, I was using Linux Mint and I can run bash script directly from desktop just with chmod the script to executable. For example, I have a script like this: #!/bin/bash VBoxSDL --startvm ...
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How does Linux determine what facilities to use to run a (non-text) binary?

I understand that Linux uses shebang line to determine what interpreter to use for scripting languages, but how does it work for binaries? I mean I can run Linux binaries, and having installed both ...
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set default process and IO priority on Linux for given application/executable

Is it possible to set up some sort of default process and IO priority for given application/executable? I am thinking some sort of FS extended attribute or loadable "policy" of sort?
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Can I run files from Ubuntu in Mint?

I was wondering, since recently I've decided I want to move from Ubuntu 14.04 to XFCE mint linux, if games installed in Ubuntu will run in Mint? I've copied my home folder onto an external hard drive, ...
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What does 'wine: Bad EXE format for Z:\m\Desktop\PortForward Network Utilities.desktop' mean?

Installed wine on Debian to run a Windows exe - specifically the PortForward Network Utilities bundle: http://portforward.com/help/setup_static_ip_address.htm ). Input: wine '/m/PortForward ...
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does not execute a file on os x with $PATH

I have dowloaded blat from here. I have also added in to executable path: PATH=$PATH:/Users/katja/Desktop/MyDocuments/Programms/blat But I can run the program only from the folder where it is ...
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About executing shell script

Suppose I have a shell script file foo.sh. I can do chmod + x foo.sh and change it into an executable file. In Kernighan-Pike: Unix Programming Environment (UP) they show that after this typing ...
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Open/read Unix Executable file [closed]

Is there a native way (no installing or downloading extra stuff) to read a Unix executable file? I just need to read file to see what's in it and learn what I can use it for. What I'm really trying ...
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Gnomes .desktop current path

Im trying to make a desktop file to start Strife but it doesnt work as it should. For the current Path im using this here: '"$(dirname "$1")"' And to run the executable I use this command: '"$(dirname ...
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Why when we run a executable file we need to add ./ ahead? [duplicate]

Say I have a somecommands.sh and I use chmod 777 to make it executable. Why I have to type ./scommand.sh instead of typing just somecommand.sh to run it from its own directory? Does this make any ...
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Why won't my python scripts run without the python command when moved from Windows to Linux? [duplicate]

I have some Python files that I wrote on my Windows PC and then sent over to a Linux machine using pscp. They work as intended on Windows, but when I try to execute them on the Linux machine, I always ...
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How to add 'Make executable' and 'Run' entries to Elementary OS file manager context menu?

I know this is to be done by creating a .contractor file in /usr/share/contractor. For example, one like this will add a menu option to open a folder as root. [Contractor Entry] Name=Open folder as ...
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/usr/bin/time cannot execute binary file

I believe I've corrupted the /usr/bin/time executable as when I try to run it, this is the message that shows up: bash: /usr/bin/time: cannot execute binary file It was working till I inadvertently ...
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“exec format error” on docker run

I have a MacBook Pro running Yosemite. On this I have Virtualbox installed with an Ubuntu system running within it. All packages on both are reasonably up to date (within a month of current). ...
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No such file or directory but I can see it!

I'm trying to run a python script, on a headless Raspberry PI using winSCP and get the following error message: Command '"./areadetect_movie_21.py"' failed with return code 127 and error message ...
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Java does not run with error “No such file or directory”, despite it exists and is x86_64

The file exists but bash complains it doesn't when asked to execute it. $ ./Libs/openjdk-1.8.0_60-eap/bin/java bash: ./Libs/openjdk-1.8.0_60-eap/bin/java: No such file or directory $ ls -l ...
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How do I add a program with a directory of dependencies to $PATH?

I want to add a program to my $PATH, but its code is split into various files that it imports at run-time from a lib/ in its root directory. projectRootDirectory ├ programBinary └ lib ├ someLibrary ...
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When can I edit strings in an executable binary?

I have an executable binary; let's call it a.out. I can see the binary contains strings $ strings a.out ... /usr/share/foo .... I need to change the string /usr/share/foo to /usr/share/bar. Can I ...
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File that is only readable with root privileges

I have a binary file that needs to run at startup on all accounts (including unprivileged user accounts), so a command to run it will be put into /etc/rc.local. The program itself will have only ...
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Error while executing a.out from C shell

I am in my home directory. And there is an executable a.out in there. I want to execute it like- /bin/csh ~/a.out ^F^E@@@@@▒^A▒^A^H^C^D^B^B@^B@^\^\^A^A^E@@: Event not found. Its not that I cannot ...
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Linux Executable with Unknown type asking to be executable every time I run it in Nemo

When I try to open an executable with the type Unknown I get a message saying: "The file 'file name' has no known programs associated with it. If you trust the source of this file, and have ...
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Resolving the location/registration of an executable in the system?

I am on Ubuntu 11.04, Gnome 2. I had at a certain point installed Adobe Reader (acroread), however "off-tree" (at a non-standard location) - and I just noticed something weird about this executable. ...
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Is there on Ubuntu a best way to execute a program than terminal command “./”

Is there on Ubuntu an best way to execute an program than terminal command "./". I have put PhpStorm into an folder and when I want execute PhpStorm, I must cd bin/ and execute with this command: ...
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How i make this script execute every minute without cron? [duplicate]

I have this: #!/bin/bash wlan=`/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 | grep inet\ addr | wc -l` if [ $wlan -eq 0 ]; then echo wlan0 not connected, connecting... echo sudo ifup wlan0 logger wlan0 reconnected. echo ...
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Can not execute Heroes of Neweth binary file

I'm trying to install Heroes of Newerth on openSUSE 13.2, KDE 4.14. I downloaded the client from official website. I checked is executable option in properties. But when i double clicked on the file ...
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How can one run a program installed in one machine from another machine?

Is it possible to have, say, one machine with software installed and call that software from another machine? I thought this would be called an "application server" but by googling I find things that ...
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Is it possible to call an executable's functions?

I want to find out whether it is possible to circumvent an executable's gui by calling the programs internal worker methods/functions directly. Assuming the executables are C/C++ programs with a ...
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How to execute Mach-O 32-bit C++ program on Linux?

I want to execute a program (which I know was written in C++), but I get this error: zsh: exec format error: ./myProgram Output of file myProgram: myProgram: Mach-O i386 executable My system is ...
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shared libraries error trying to run executable

I'm trying to run an executable off the command line in a linux cluster environment. The error message I get states libssh2.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I ...
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what is zsh: exec format error in redhat?

zsh: exec format error... his is the error I was getting when trying to execute a large application. I am using redhat Linux. What can I do to solve this?
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/home/amnesia/myfile: command not found — 64-bit executable, 64-bit kernel

Trying to run an executable file on terminal (I am using Tails live OS), but I keep receiving an error message. I have set permissions already. The command I wrote: sudo ./home/amnesia/myfile I ...
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Are Linux Executables Compatible through All (x86_64) Linux Systems? [closed]

The Windows desktop proprietary softwares I see are usually distributed as statically compiled binary only files, possibly with some dlls, and the needed data files bundled in a package unpacked in a ...
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Linux/Unix Executables && FSH with libs/executing sequence

Okay, relatively new Linux User here. (Messed around with Linux for ages, looking for more depth) I know that all files in Linux can be executed if they have the executable bit. What are these ...
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print the /etc/shadow file in the console

How do I change the permissions of an executable file to access the /etc/shadow file? So far I have the following bash script: #!/bin/bash gcc print.c -o print chmod +s print ./print exit 0 and ...
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Installing a bz2 file

Coming from a windows platform I am a bit confused over how compressed files are installed in Linux . I am using fedora 20. Now I downloaded FoxIt pdf reader from here. I also read this post which ...
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how to execute a bash script without typing ./ [duplicate]

It has been bugging me for a very long time and I'm really sick of it. For example there's a script called testscript that compares two directories. In class the prof can just type testscript dir1 ...
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What is the difference between the built in echo command and /bin/echo? [duplicate]

I was playing around with the type and which commands and I discovered something strange. type either returns the path or says that a command is a Bash built in. which either returns the path or ...
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Portability of an executable to another Linux machine

I've installed the program Motion on one Linux machine (M1) and want the same program on another (M2). There are various builds of this program, and I have forgotten which one I have used, so can I ...
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can't execute a command even i'm in the group and command is -rwx--x---

I'm in $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch directory and when I type opatch then I get the response as, -bash: opatch: command not found If I do ./opatch, then I get the response as, /bin/sh: ./opatch: ...