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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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