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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Specifying a generic interpreter for a program like expect?

I am writing expect script which can be used on mulple operating systems but the problem is i can't use #!/usr/bin/expect evreywhere so instead i tried to do #!`which expect` at the top but it ...
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File extensions and association with programs in linux

In windows we can associate a file's extension with programs. E.g. a file test.pl can be run by the installed Perl interpreter due to the pl extension. In linux though it needs #!/usr/bin/perl as the ...
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Find executable files recursively

I have got the directory called Test and a few directories inside it. Both Test and the directories inside it have executable files. I'd like to print them with ls. I'd use this command. ls -l `find ...
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How many types of architectures and OSes

I am trying to write a script python script that is supposed to run across all linux based OSes. The python script invokes executables of few existing tools(for example pathload and iperf) that I have ...
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What to do with an executable file that simply doesn't execute?

I downloaded the Linux executable for Unetbootin 494, and now I'm trying to run it. As root, I made it executable and attempted to execute it: chmod +x unetbootin-linux-494 ./unetbootin-linux-494 ...
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no such file or directory [duplicate]

I have a 64-bit Ubuntu and want to execute a 32-bit FreeRTOS binary. The error message says no such file or directory. The files are there I can read them with ls -l.
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Executable located in location A how to run it in location B?

So, I've an executable in my debian server and this executable located in /home/human/ExecuteIt, still i cant figure it out how to run my executable in another location. In my case it is ...
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Is shebang always the same as the interpreter's installation directory?

Must the shebang header always match the interpreter's installation directory? If so, then why do both #!/usr/bin/python and #!/usr/local/bin/python work for me?
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Existing file can not be found? [duplicate]

/usr/share/tipp10$ ll insgesamt 9408 drwxr-xr-x 3 myname ssl-cert 4096 Feb 26 20:07 ./ drwxr-xr-x 288 root root 12288 Feb 26 20:07 ../ -rwxrwxrwx 1 myname ssl-cert 9480 Okt 6 2010 ...
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Cannot execute binary file on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5

I want to execute phylocon on a mac OS X lion but after changing the path and making the file executable, I get the error 'cannot execute binary file'. But the steps that I took to running the command ...
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how to convert a shell script into binary executable?

I want to convert my shell scripts into binary executable so that nobody else could edit or read it.Is there any way to convert it into binary executable?
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Shebang line with `#!/usr/bin/env command --argument` fails on Linux

I've got a simple script: #!/usr/bin/env ruby --verbose # script.rb puts "hi" On my OSX box, it runs fine: osx% ./script.rb hi However, on my linux box, it throws an error linux% ./script.rb ...
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How to monitor all executions of an executable over a time period

I know how to monitor a process. Commands like top and so forth can monitor the CPU time and memory usage for a given process instance. But say I expect a given executable to be run several times in ...
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update-alternatives just for one user

I'm using a shared server. On that server different versions of Java are installed: Selection Path Priority Status ...
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Applying and linking all settings/binaries of one user to another user in Linux

In a linux machine, we may have to compile our programs with respect to that linux machine. Now, if we already have some other users (not root. A typical user.) who have already compiled many ...
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Make a programme executable by common users

I've installed hddtemp on my Arch Linux, but it needs to be run with root permissions. I want to execute it as a normal user without using sudo. How can I do this?
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Why won't my binary run?

I have a binary that runs on my Debian Squeeze system, but then it doesn't do anything on my Debian Wheezy (kernel Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64) system. Both systems are 64 bit, while the executable is a 32 ...
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Why do I have to use sh to execute scripts from CD/DVD media?

I hit again on this strange behaviour of the system. I'm running Debian 6.0.6 and had quite some troubles executing a script directly from CD/DVD. Finally I had to use: sh /media/cdrom/command to ...
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Is there a structured format of version info for OS-level executables?

I am looking for a structured format of version info for OS-level executables, such as in /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin. The problem we are having is the inconsistent architecture between our PROD and ...
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Viewing Linux Library / Executable version info

In Windows, EXE and DLL have version info, including at least the following fields: file version product version internal name product name copyright In Linux Library / Executable: Which fields ...
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Are .so files in Fedora considered ELF files?

ELF 'Executable and Linkable Format' So if I generate Shared Object files .so are those considered ELF files?
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In Unix speak what is the difference between a shell script and an executable?

I have seen this question on this site and this prompted me to ask this question . I want to know in Unix speak what is the difference between an executable and a shell script ?
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Create a command for a Linux executable file

I'm using a program called node-webkit, but I can't start the program without specifying the full path to the executable file. Is there any way to associate a command (such as node-webkit) with an ...
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How to create a script, which runs another script in separate terminal window and does not wait?

I wrote the following #!/bin/bash cd ~/bin/red5-1.0.0 gnome-terminal --working-directory=. -x red5.sh red5.sh is the script to run (this is java written media server). My script above opens new ...
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Linux isn't sure whether a file exists or not [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting “Not found” message when running a 32-bit binary on a 64-bit system ts3user@...:~/ts3$ dir CHANGELOG LICENSE doc ... ts3server.pid ts3server_linux_x86 ...
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Linux From Scratch: make no such file or directory, bad interpreter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting “Not found” message when running a 32-bit binary on a 64-bit system I have finished the chapter 5 of the book. And after I entered the chroot I realized that ...
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Calling java from Bash: “Cannot execute binary file”

I have this simple Bash script: #!/bin/bash java -jar ClosureCompiler/compiler.jar --js ../src/typescript.js --js ../src/ts-compiler.js --js_output_file TSCompiler.js I'm getting this error when I ...
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/bin/sh: ./check-dependencies.pl: not found — but check-dependencies.pl exists!

I'm trying to build Moses, but when I run make I get the following output: minakshi@minakshi-Vostro-3500:~/Desktop/working-dir/moses/scripts$ make release # Compile the parts make all make[1]: ...
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What is Linux doing differently that allows me to remove/replace files where Windows would complain the file is currently in use?

The example I have is Minecraft. When running Bukkit on Linux I can remove or update the .jar files in the /plugins folder and simply run the 'reload' command. In Windows, I have to take the whole ...
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Ubuntu Linux and SCO UNIX OpenServer

Can Ubuntu Linux run SCO UNIX OpenServer 5.0.7 applications like filePro? Can I use CTAR to copy application directories from a CTAR backup tape to Linux Ubuntu?
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truecrypt 1: Syntax error: “(” unexpected

I want to use truecrypt on a Linux machine. It is CLI mode only. So I downloaded the x64 and x86 and tried or run the extracted executable file for each version (x64 & x86), but it doesn't work. ...
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Why updating a running Linux system is not problematic?

It's years I use Linux systems on a daily basis, and I never had major problems by updating a system when it was running, but I still wonder why this is possibile. Let me make an example. Suppose a ...
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Running setuid binary temporarily without setuid?

Currently setting up xpra, which wants to run an X instance as non-root using the dummy driver, but the system Xorg binary is SUID. Since the system auto-updates, I would prefer not making and ...
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Can capabilities be used in scripts without setcap'ing the interpreter binary?

Right now I'm using cap_net_bind_service MY_USERNAME in /etc/security/capability.conf. Now I just need to set cap_net_bind_service+i on the interpreter of my favouite scripting language to be able to ...
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Executing a script in zsh - file permissions

I'm confused about execute file permissions not behaving as I expect. Probably because my expectations are wrong. Anyway: I have a script file, for simplicity is just called s, located in ~/bin. For ...
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place the aliased version of an existing command in /usr/bin/

I use Vim a lot, and I know how I can start vim in insert mode. So I have an alias named vii in my .bash_aliases file. On other hand I use Git a lot too, and I have this line in my .gitconfig: ...
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Why do so many programs live in PATH?

One thing that puzzles me about desktop Linux, at least, is that just about everything is in my PATH. By everything, I mean every desktop application, including things like gnome-character-map and ...
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File not found for file which is there [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “No such file or directory” lies on Optware installed binaries I am currently trying to get some piece of hardware to work on an embedded device. One part of ...
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Path issues with a source install

I hope my title isn't confusing. I've got a CentOS 5 machine and I had Ruby 1.8.7 installed on here. So in order to upgrade my Ruby installation and gems/rails I Uninstalled Ruby: sudo yum remove ...
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Why can't root execute when executable bits are not set?

root user can write to a file even if its write permissions are not set. root user can read a file even if its read permissions are not set. root user can cd into a directory even if its execute ...
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can't change file permission

Whenever I create or copy few shell files to usb storage device, then I am not able to make them executable. If I create test.sh, it's default file permission will be 644, but when I execute ...
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Running 64bit OS , Find all 32bit programs on a system

How should I locate all 32bit programs on my system ? I'm running a 64bit OS. (There might be some , but I forget)
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Using emacsclient with custom emacs in $PATH

I want to use emacs command as a substitution for emacsclient -c -a "", which according to man connects to an existing emacs daemon, or creates a new daemon and connects to it otherwise. So i created ...
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How to find executable filetypes?

I want to find file types that are executable from the kernel's point of view. As far as I know all the executable files on Linux are ELF files. Thus I tried the following: find * | file | grep ELF ...
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vim: create file with +x bit

Is there any way to set +x bit on script while creating? For example I run: vim -some_option_to_make_file_executable script.sh and after saving I can run file without any additional movings. ps. ...
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ld-uClibc.so missing

I am trying to run an executable on Angstrom Linux, but ash tells me -sh: ./myEx: not found I've checked with readelf the program interpreter and it is root@beagleboard:~# readelf -l myEx | grep ...
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using Set uid to run a root command from non-root user

Consider the following two files. summarize's executable UID bit has been set, so that another user belonging to another group can execute the summarize executable that uses the customers.dat file. ...
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What does CONFIG_IA32_AOUT do actually?

I'm running a 64bit kernel, already have CONFIG_IA32_EMULATION set, so do I still need CONFIG_IA32_AOUT enabled? From the help in menuconfig, I don't quite get it.
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How do I run a windows executable in linux shell script?

I have an executable program (no source code, just the compiled executable) that was made in windows (.exe extension). It doesn't use any graphics... it simply reads and writes files. I want to be ...
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Why do Unix-like systems execute a new process when calling a new function?

Why do Unix-like systems execute a new process when calling a function rather than a dynamic library? Creating a new process is costly in terms of performance when compared to calling a dynamic ...