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First of all i'm not sure if SO is the right place for this question, but...

I'm trying to run a unix executable file that i downloaded and when i double click it, it opens the terminal and tries to run it and it says permission denied. I went to get info on the file and all of the users are set to read and write permission.

How can i run this file?

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Update your question with the results of ls -l filename – Stephen Jul 23 '10 at 1:37

You probably need to add execute permission. "chmod +x filename"

Obvious question: Do you trust the file?

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