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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Creating Static Binary

I installed an application [ e.g. fdisk ]. But it required libraries for execution. I am looking for utility/tool which will help me to create a static binary from already installed binaries. So that ...
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Modelsim for ubuntu

I am looking to download modelsim for ubuntu. But the site gives only .exe file. Can I still install the software? Does modelsim exist for ubuntu? If yes, where can I find it? Thank you.
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How to block the execution of files owned by root through lighttpd?

I've created a group and a user to run lighttpd. I would like to run from the web server only files that have these permissions (myuser:mygroup). I don't want to run files with root permissions. Is ...
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No exec permissions on programs in /usr/local/bin

I have installed the newest Erlang from source. As the final step I have executed sudo make install Among other things, it placed erl link in /usr/local/bin, but its permissions are insufficient ...
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“No such file or directory” lies on Optware installed binaries

I've been using Optware to install packages on my ARM-based NAS for a while - the usual stuff like Transmission, Samba and others. However, I'd been having problems with Transmission hanging not long ...
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Binary compatibility between Mac OS X and Linux

Brace yourselves, this question will likely appear naive and/or foolish, seeing as I am relatively new to the inner workings of unix like systems, and programming in general. Ready? Ok! I will go ...
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Why do some symbolic links affect program behavior?

One thing that has been puzzling me for some time is this: % which halt /sbin/halt % file /sbin/halt /sbin/halt: symbolic link to `reboot' However, executing sudo halt does, of course, not reboot ...
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More doubts in bzImage

The description of the bzImage in Wikipedia is really confusing me. The above picture is from Wikipedia, but the line next to it is: The bzImage file is in a specific format: It contains ...
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How do I clear Bash's cache of paths to executables?

When I execute a program without specifying the full path to the executable, and Bash must search the directories in $PATH to find the binary, it seems that Bash remembers the path in some sort of ...
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Find command: Searching for executable files

What type of parameter/flag can I use with the unix find command so that I search executables? (if this question is better suited for another stackexchange forum, I welcome you telling me so) p.s. ...
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Why do we use “./” to execute a file?

Why do we use ./filename to execute a file in linux? Why not just enter it like other commands gcc, ls etc...
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What is /usr/local/bin? Came across it in an script installation for Applescript but would like to know more

Before today, I've used Terminal to a limited extent of moving in and out of directories, changing the dates of files using the touch command, but had realised the full extent of Terminal after ...
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./executable: cannot execute binary file

I have a script that works well when I ssh to the server to execute it myself, but has problems when Hudson, a continuous integration server, runs it. I am automating tests on an embedded linux ...
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What makes OSX programs not runnable on Linux?

I know there are many differences between OSX and Linux, but what makes them so totally different, that makes them fundamentally incompatible?
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Different ways to execute a shell script

There a several ways to execute a script, the ones I know are: /path/to/script # using the path (absolute or relative) . script # using the . (dot) source script # using the `source` command ...
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What are stripped and not-stripped executables in Unix?

From man file, EXAMPLES $ file file.c file /dev/{wd0a,hda} file.c: C program text file: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses ...
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Can we get compiler information from an elf binary?

Is there some chance to know how a binary was built, under Linux? (and or other Unix) Compiler, version, time, flags etc... I looked at readelf and couldn't find much, but there might be other ways ...