How to run a binary executable file in linux terminal?

by keegan.towne , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to run a binary executable file in linux terminal?

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2 answers

by gabrielle.kub , 7 months ago

@keegan.towne 

To run a binary executable file in the Linux terminal, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T.
  2. Navigate to the directory where the executable file is located. Use the cd command to change directories. For example, if the file is located in the "Documents" folder, you would use the command:
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cd ~/Documents


  1. Make sure the file has executable permissions. You can use the chmod command to change permissions. For example, if the file name is "my_file", you would use the command:
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chmod +x my_file


  1. Execute the file by typing its name into the terminal. For example, if the file name is "my_file", you would use the command:
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./my_file


Note: The "./" before the file name is important as it indicates that the file should be executed from the current directory.


The binary executable should now run in the terminal.

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by kaley , 2 months ago

@keegan.towne 

To run a binary executable file in the Linux terminal, you can use the following command:

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./file_name


Replace file_name with the name of the executable file you want to run.


Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Open the terminal.
  2. Navigate to the directory containing the executable file using the cd command. For example: cd /path/to/directory
  3. Check if the file has executable permissions. You can do this by using the ls -l command to display the file details. Look for "x" in the file permissions column for the file.
  4. If the file does not have executable permissions, you can grant them using the chmod command. For example: chmod +x file_name
  5. Execute the binary executable file by typing: ./file_name


The "./" before the file name is necessary to run the binary executable from the current directory.


Following these steps will allow you to run the binary executable file in the Linux terminal.