I am new to Linux. I am currently trying to write a command line which should execute a *.exe inside a folder abc.
I have tried
% cd abc info.exe
But the error says
no such file or directory.
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but if it's really a Windows program, you will need to install "wine", then do:
but only some Windows programs will work under wine.
you can't :) exe is Microsoft only. now if you had a linux executable you could do:
On Linux you give the file executable permissions. It isn't the extension that determines whether or not it can be executed (as on windows.)
Assuming you have a valid file that can be executed in Linux, (not a windows/dos file) do this:
Note that you need the leading ./ for the shell to find the file in the current directory!
This really belongs on superuser though.
This anwswer is combining other answers in to this question into one.
The info.exe file will either execute under Linux or Windows, but not both.
Executes Under Windows
If the file is a windows file, it will not run under Linux on it's own. So if that's the case, you could try running it under a windows emulator (WINE). If it's not compatible with wine, then you won't be able to execute it under Linux.
Before you can start, you will need to install wine. The steps you need to install wine will vary on the linux platform you are on. You can probably google "Ubuntu install wine", if for example, you're installing ubuntu.
Once you have wine installed, then you'd be able to execute these commands.
Execute Under Linux
if you know this file to run under linux, then you'll want to execute these commands:
Change to your abc directory
Then you'll want to change permissions to allow all users to e**x**ecute this file (a+x).
Launch the program, the ./ tells the command line to look in the current path for the file to execute (if the 'current' directory isn't in the $PATH environment variable.
.exes are generally Windows executables, not linux ones. To run those, use something like WINE.
Otherwise, to run a Linux executable, there are many ways, e.g.:
I recently wanted to run some old MSDOS .exe files and I could just use dosbox. On Ubuntu it was just