[CentOS] What's the Linux equivelant of an exe file?

Thu Aug 4 14:58:03 UTC 2005
Leonard Isham <leonard.isham at gmail.com>

On 8/4/05, Dave Gutteridge <dave at tokyocomedy.com> wrote:
> This is one of those questions that seems to be soo obvious to people
> that no one feels the need to have an explanation anywhere. I've been
> looking around the net for ages, and I can't figure out what, on Linux,
> is actually a program.
> I've downloaded OpenOffice 1.9 Beta, and would like to run it. I go to
> the /opt/openoffice.org1.9.122/program/ directory and... then what? What
> do I run to start the thing? I've hunted around with ls, and I thought
> bin files were the thing, but they don't seem to run.
> I'm trying to run the program, associate the program with .ods files,
> and get some icons in my task bar. But I can't do any of those if I
> don't know what is actually the program.

use ls -al and look for an x in the permissions (for eXecutable)

Leonard Isham, CISSP 
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