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I'm using VMWare and a Linux Mint guest OS.

How can I install the VMWare Tools? The file is called vmware-install.pl

I've tried running this in the terminal, but it doesn't work.

sudo vmware-install.pl

I can't seem to remember what command I had to use. Thanks!

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Turns out I needed: sudo ./vmware-install.pl – Sergio Tapia Feb 16 '11 at 1:43
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For future reference, the .pl extension is generally used for Perl scripts. Ensure the file is executable (chmod +x vmware-install.pl) then run ./vmware-install.pl or sudo vmware-install.pl if you are not in a privileged shell. If there is a properly written she-bang line it will run the script. If not, try sudo perl vmware-install.pl.

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it gives me this error: bash: ./vmware-install.pl /usr/bin/perl: bad interpreter: no such file or directory. – SolarWind Sep 4 '14 at 10:39

Yes:

sudo perl vmware-install.pl

The .pl is a Perl file, might also need to make sure Perl and the other dependencies listed in the docs are installed too.

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