An executable is a fully compiled program that can be run without further processing.

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how to make external disk mounted executable?

I'm new to Linux and running on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a windows partition mounted to it but the problem is I can't run executable files (I can't use ./ on a file in that partition). How do I correct ...
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running multiple instances of .exe

I have an executable (e.g. test.exe). How can I run that same executable multiple times in parallel? The easiest way is to open several cmd windows and run test.exe from there, but that's probably no ...
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Setup.exe doesn't run

I have a setup file that just refuses to run.. There is no error message or anything. I double click the exe file and nothing happens. I went to the Event Viewer and found an Application Error with ...
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Lost executable +x permissions after home folder encryption

I have encrypted my home folder, where I have many compiled installations of Qt, and now every executable file in all those installations have lost their +x flag in permissions, and I can't execute ...
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Chrome malicious file warning

I have .exe file that can be downloaded from my website but in Chrome I am getting the malicious file warning. I have already added the site to the Google Webmaster Tools and it seems already ...
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Unable to execute file in the temporary directory

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. I see this error, almost everytime I launch an executable file (to install it) but not for all of them. I don't see the error when I use Run as Administrator. I ...
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Is there any online website which can let allow run executable files

I download many files from internet and sometimes i doubt if they are ligitmate or contain any virus. so i have separate virtual machine to test that. But somtimes i am away from that VM. is there ...
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Why does an exe file not appear as ones and zeros in a text editor such as Notepad? [duplicate]

Having learnt that machine code is expressed in binary (0's and 1's) and that Windows' .exe file format is an executable which according to Wikipedia: causes a computer "to perform indicated tasks ...
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How can I replace icons of an application's executable?

I have an application whose executable contains some default icon. Now, I know I can use a shortcut with whatever icon I want, but what I'm looking to do is change the icon without the executable ...
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Difference between a stand-alone executable file, and an installed executable?

I have noticed on Windows, at least, that you can download a direct, statically-linked executable file and launch it directly, or write your own program and executable it (even dynamically) without ...
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Executing ruby scripts on windows with minimal technical effors, windows 7

I've written some ruby scrappers which will be used by some non technical guys, I want to make it to make these ruby script be executable with minimal efforts on windows. What are my options beside ...
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cannot execute binary file (OSX & Raspbian)

I tried to execute a file it keeps giving me cannot execute binary fileerror myfile Permission: 777 Running file myfile myfile: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), ...
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How to make all the files in a folder non-executable in Windows 7?

I'm developing an application that deals with viruses. All these viruses are in a folder, it should be possible to read them and add new ones to the folder, however I'd like to make sure that none of ...
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Different behaviour when running exe from command prompt than in windows

Forgive me if I'm not using the correct terminology here but I'll try to explain the issue I'm having as best I can! We use a program that allows you to view video footage from several cameras, and ...
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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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Associating a renamed executable with our application fails on command line in Windows

This is on Windows 7. We've got a program we install that we've associated with extension .xyz. Our '.xyz' files are actually executable files (originally .exe) If you double-click the renamed ...
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Can't execute from Temp folder in Windows 7

I first came across this error when trying to write a program in Java that executes a .EXE that is packaged within the .JAR. At first I thought the issue was related to my program, or Windows 7 in ...
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Command line tool for extracting .exe files

I have an .exe file which is actually archive and I need to extract it in command line in unattended way to be able to further automate the installation of a program it "installs". The questions is ...
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How to load a shortcut then EXE in one file

I have two files, one is a shortcut, the second is a .exe. I need to load the .exe, then the shortcut one after the other, by just starting one executable. Is there any way of doing this through a ...
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Can I edit the header bytes of a .EXE file but still retain a working program?

As we know, exe files generally start with 4D5A or 'MZ' in ASCII. How would I change the header whilst still allowing the file to work as normal? Right now i'm looking at ccleaner's exe file. ...
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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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FAR fails to execute programs from symlinked directories

I am really stuck with the following problem. FAR as well as other programs like Executor cannot execute programs with following symptom: Additional information: C:\Programs\Eclipse is junction ...
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Can I run 32-bit version of Explorer on 64-bit Windows?

For compatibility and testing, I would like to run a 32-bit version of Windows Explorer on 64-bit Windows Vista. Is this even possible? And if so, how do I do that? I looked into the System32 folder ...
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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 would a compiled and linked high-level language execute slower than Assembly/machine code? [closed]

Say I compile and link C in to a flat binary or some executable output format to run on a bare machine. If I optimized and fed the direct binary to the CPU upon boot up, why would the resulted format ...
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Is DLL executable?

Question of terminology and classification. Is DLL an "executable file"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executable
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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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How to run a file as executable with a different extension?

After taking a look at the listed processes in Window's TaskManager, I've noticed that there are some process that has a different extension other than .exe. I then opened the folder location of one ...
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Does modern software use different CPUs features selectively?

For example can one have an executable that uses features for Core 2 processors and then selectively use other features for an older processor? Or is it a requirement to compile a different ...
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zsh prompts to correct executable when running bundle exec

why does zsh ask to correct rspec to spec when running bundler? ✗ rspec --version 2.12.2 ✗ bundle exec rspec --version zsh: correct 'rspec' to 'spec' [nyae]? n 2.12.2 system: ubuntu 12.10 using ...
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Windows: Avoid confirmation dialog when running excutables in network drives

How can I get rid of the confirmation dialog that appears when I try to run an executable which is located in a network drive? Is there any configuration option somewhere to stop Windows from asking ...
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Difference between an executable and data file format?

A few quick things out of the way as I know these type of questions often have a malicious background. I am not trying to execute something in a file format (jpg) I am not trying to simply achieve ...
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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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Unpack NSIS executable

I am trying to decompress a NSIS executable. With the GUI version of 7zip I am able to do this and the exe is listed as: Type = Nsis Method = LZMA:25 Solid = + With the command line version 7za I ...
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Best practice for installing small programs without installers on Windows?

On the Windows platform, most large applications come with their own installer which sets up folders under C:\Program Files, possibly some other places, and perhaps adding some registry keys, etc. ...
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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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How to unpack a compressed executable without knowing the compression algorithm

I'm not sure if this question was asked. I searched for it and could not find it. How can I unpack a compressed executable without knowing what compression algorithm was used to compress it? For ...
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Sending *.exe by changing extension failed

I know you can send .exe through email by changing their extension. I've been using this often. But strange thing happen when I tried to send this specific ".exe" file. It failed!! It's this ...
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What is non-executable flash memory?

The other day at work someone was asking how much ‘executable’ flash memory we need. Isn't it possible to execute out of all flash memory? If I'm wrong, then how does executable flash memory differ ...
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“Not a valid Win32 application” on XP but not Win 7

I am getting a "Not a valid Win32 application" error message when attempting to execute an .EXE downloaded from Microsoft on Windows XP, but it executes fine on Windows 7. What could be the problem? ...
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What is major difference between MSI and EXE installation files?

We certainly see that some of .exe file to executed but what the different functionality of the MSI files?
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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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python file executables

I have python 3.2 and 2.7 both installed. When i tried to run filename.py command prompt opened for a second and disappeared, and nothing run. I also have problem running from the idle for python. ...
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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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How does the system identify an executable file

How does the system identify an executable file from a data file or a media file...is the system just looking for known extensions or is there something more low level that determines whether its ...