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I have a specific program that I use often on Windows and Mac, but today need to install it on a Linux machine. I downloaded the ZIP file from the vendors website, unzipped it to the Desktop and now I have an SH file. I tried running this file from the command line as root, but the permissions were denied.

How can I install this program on Linux? I know it's possible because I have heard of it being done. I just don't have the experience with Linux I need to get it done. To which directory should I install it? I tried the install command but it needed a directory to which to install.

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Make sure the SH file is executable:

chmod +x

Run that as root, then you should be able to run the SH as root.

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That worked perfectly. Thanks! – nicorellius May 1 '10 at 16:19

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