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On Windows, why can't you overwrite the executable of a running application?

On linux systems, this causes no problems at all: the exe is loaded into ram when it is launched. The file can then disappear, be moved, etc. with no interaction whatsoever. This doesn't seem to be ...
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How to install .exe on ubuntu 12.04

I am a complete noob at Linux so the simplest answer is the best answer! I need to use Galfit on my laptop. I made a virtual machine (ubuntu 12.04 on vmware player) so I could test if it works ...
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How to use easy_install on linux terminal?

I am installing py2exe using easy_install. here is what I typed: easy_install py2exe I am using linux mint cinnamon 15. This is what I get, though: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ...
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How to chmod +x a file in Windows, for use in Linux?

I have a file that needs to be executable in Linux, which I'd do by using chmod +x when using Linux. My problem is: this file is compiled in Windows, and it's a pain to have to open my Ubuntu VM to ...
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Closing a (remote) linux command-line interface

If I run code (e.g. an executable) on a Linux command-line interface and then close the interface, what happens? Does the executable keep running in the background? What if it requires user-input? Can ...
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Why does my debian wheezy linux refuse to execute this ELF file?

I just installed EAGLE on my debian wheezy box, but I cannot start the executable: joe@mybox:/opt/eagle-6.4.0/bin$ ll total 18264 drwxrwxr-x 2 joe joe 4096 Jan 7 17:02 . drwxrwxr-x 10 joe joe ...
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script test for .NET or regular PE exe

I need to test in a shell script if an exe file is a .NET or regular Windows PE executable (without running it). use case: associate .exe files with this script in Linux. Launch wine or mono ...
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File exists but cannot be executed from another folder

On my Fedora 16 machine, I have an executable file named 'WarpImageMultiTransform', and I can run it when I cd into the folder that contains it: [huangchao@localhost bin]$ ./WarpImageMultiTransform ...
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Why is the linux ELF loader called sometimes interpreter?

I have always been wondering, why is Linux ELF "loader" called interpreter? I mean, in standard programming meaning, an interpreter is used to run scripts, but ELF has machine code instructions. So ...
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Write permission on binary/executable files: Are they necessary?

I thought: echo hello world > /usr/bin/firefox would display the message in the browser. Nothing happened. Then I tried: echo hello world > /usr/bin/kwrite to see if kwrite opens with 'hello ...
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Binary for many platforms?

Is there any way to create a binary that will run on many executable file formats (for example, Mach-O and ELF)? Even if it's just a file that contains both and runs the right one, I'd like to make an ...
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Where is the visualVM executable for linux?

I'm trying to install the VisualVM plugin for eclipse, on my Ubuntu linux. I'm following the instructions here. So I've done the installation part, and the plugin is installed to eclipse. Now for ...
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Running Windows Visual c++ program in Linux

I am trying to run this code on PAGE 7. of this document, and successfully ran it on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for Windows. The problem is that I need to get this code working on linux. I read up a ...
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Switcher bash script

I want an executable script that changes screen configuration from 1 to 2 or from 2 to 1. I would need a boolean or a variable where the state is saved. It's that possible? Otherwise, how can I check ...
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starting application with custom initial folder

I am working on linux. Do you know which command to start an application setting an "initial folder" for it. If I start my app from a directory that is not the one containing the app itself, some ...
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Subverting the execute flag on Linux systems. Why is this possible?

Whilst reading this, I found the following exploit: % cp /usr/bin/id ~ % chmod -x ~/id % ls -al ~/id -rw-r--r-- 1 edd edd 22020 2012-08-01 15:06 /home/edd/id % ~/id zsh: permission denied: ...
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Executing an .exe I always get “password invalid” when, in another computer, it opens correctly

Periodically I get an exe which I must execute, type in the corresponding password, and then I can retrieve the files I need. However, ONCE I happened to type in an incorrect password (three times in ...
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Suspicious EXEs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I caught a pretty nasty virus yesterday and am finally in a position to sit down and start dealing with ...
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32-bit executable file on 64-bit ubuntu could not be installed

I am trying to install Hume functional programming language compiler on Ubuntu 64 bit and the errors i am getting is this error while loading shared libraries: libgmp.so.3: wrong ELF class: ...
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Is it possible to detect whether or not a certain executable is malicious?

For programs (obvious case being freewares) that are distributed as blobs or as executable is there a way to determine if the program is doing or will do something malicious?
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Always run .exe with certain priority

I have an executable, say foo.exe. Because of a bug I need this executable to run at "low" priority at all times. The executable gets opened by another executable so replacing it with a batch file is ...
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Launching an linux executable not from the command line

If you have an executable file *.out that you launch from the GUI (let's say by pressing Alt+f2 in fedora and typing it's name), what happen if that file tries to read or print to standard ...
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compiler for c++ (thought it was g++?)

After installing the 'Developer Tools' from the mac os installation DVD, I can now execute 'gcc /path/to/input/' and create an executable shell script from .c code.. I though the C++ compiler to ...
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Search exe file for English words

I am trying to find out if there are open source components in an app I found online. I have skimmed the file in a Hex editor but can't spend the hours that would be required going line by line ...
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Combining two exe files

Is that possible, to combine two exe files? I need it to work like this: User is running combined.exe (combination of 2 exe files). When first exe is loaded and user has clicked "Start" there (I ...
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Is there a Windows exe that does nothing?

Is there a "noop"-esque exe somewhere as part of the Windows installation? I'm preparing some batch jobs and scheduled tasks, and for a couple reasons I'd like to reference an executable that does ...
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How to disable the online Authenticode check everytime you open an EXE?

Every time you open an EXE file that you've downloaded, Windows 7 checks online if the EXE is signed. Is there a way to disable this? It takes around five seconds to test if it's okay, and then it ...
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How to prompt a user for run-as credentials when double-clicking an icon?

I am running a kiosk type system where the user has almost zero permissions. I want to place an icon on their desktop that would run a specific program as their Active Directory credentials. I am ...
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“file.myext” is not a valid Win32 application

I have written a registry that creates .myext. Double-clicking on my file.myext refers to my executable file (converted from a batch file that opens a .jar) which then opens my notepad application. ...
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XCode to debug gdb-debuggable executable

I have compiled a cmake-based executable that is (miraculously) debuggable in gdb. So examining hundreds of variables with the terminal becomes a little bit slow for very large projects and I would ...
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Embed the EXE file in the excel file itself

I use: retVal = Shell("program.EXE " & filename, vbNormalFocus) To execute a program need for my excel spreadsheet. Is it possible to embed the EXE file in the excel file itself? And how ...
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Windows 7 access denied to executables.. by what?

Ever since I started using Windows 7 this problem has been bothering me. From time to time I see similar questions popping up on misc forums, but never did I see an answer. Here are two scenarios that ...
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How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?

So, I need to do just that before I move the program to 32bit machine and experience a spectacular failure. Is there an easy way to do this?
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What is required to run executable files built from MATLAB?

When I deploy my project to an exe file and bring it into another, which computer hasn't installed MATLAB yet, does it work fine or do I need to install something? For example, Java apps need the ...
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How do you associate the .exe file extension with a program in Windows?

A few years ago I saw somebody play a prank on somebody by associating the .exe file extension with Internet Explorer. This made Internet Explorer open up every time the person wanted to start a ...
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Some apps gets a strange string to the end, no virus, XP has just reinstalled

After installing a program, I can't use it, since some extra strings appears at the end of all .exe programs: assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0"> ...
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I have a program called Super Lab that I need for a research paper in Psychology

I recently bought a new computer and it claims that I can't install the program due to lack of compatability to a 64 bit system. What can I do?
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Change in executable (*.exe) size while transferring file from one PC to another

I am encountering a strange issue with en executable file. When I transfer this executable from PC A to PC B using IP messenger its size changes. Functionally, it still behaves in the same manner. ...
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Why can't I delete some .exe files?

I've been having a really strange problem in Windows 7 that's been driving me nuts. Sometimes when I delete a folder full of random files (and no, not files in the Windows folder) and one of those ...
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Why have all .exe files been changed to .ink, except for Opera?

I use Windows XP Home Edition with SP3. All my .exe files were changed to .ink. Now I am unable to open basic Windows programs because they no longer recognize themselves nor have any clue about which ...
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Executable does not exist in /usr/local/bin, but it does in /usr/bin, yet it still fails

I had to compile wine by hand for a certain patch, but I no longer need it. So I did a make distclean (guess I should have done a make uninstall from the start, but oh well) and it was still there. ...
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User computer won't run exes and internet Explorer unless run as admin

I am having a problem with a computer running Windows 7 on our domain. This computer will not run internet Explorer correctly, for example using citrix addon. Also when I tried installing .exe's ...
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Unfamiliar .exe files attempt to run repeatedly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? User Account Control recently alerted me that a program named setupxxxxxxxxx.exe (where the Xs are ...
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Bash says file does not exist, but it does

I'm trying to compile the firmware for my linksys WRVS4400N. ls shows that exist but when it try to run it bash says it does not exist. I can also cat it, and it is an executable, not a shell script. ...
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Is it possible to alter an unsigned `exe`?

I would like to increase an exe size without altering it's behavior. It's possible to fill it with blank data?
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Eliminate cause of crash - if rooted on host

Is there a way to pin down the moments (e.g., 15 seconds) just before a program crashes on windows-xp-sp3? It would be interesting to inspect applications and executables and their communication ...
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Executing symbolic link to exe - “The specified path does not exist”

When trying to execute a symbolic link which points to an exe file (on Windows 7), the "Open with" windows appears. When renaming it to a ".exe" file, it says "The specified path does not exist. Check ...
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Why Git keeps track of changes in execution permission?

If you have a file added to a Git repository and you change the execution permission (e.g. chmod 0755 file), Git tells that file has changed. This can be useful, but sometimes is a pain in the neck ...
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How do I make Windows XP recognize EXEs again?

I've got a virus "first" here. Basically a friend had gotten his system severely infected. He had 8 different viruses, and 157 different pieces of spyware (most of it likely replicated, but still). ...
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unload dll's in windows 7

Is there a tool in windows 7 that allows you to find and unload dll's? Without restarting the system. I am not looking to unload/upgrade/regsrv32.. Just looking to wipe out a couple dll's but they're ...