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Re: Shell Scropts



On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 07:36 +0530, V P wrote:

> 
> Usually the .bin files are installers.

usually but not always.

>   Eg. StarOffice is distributed
> as .bin files. Open a terminal windows, su to root, change to the
> files directory & run it (./<filename>.bin)

First try to run it as a normal user - it may not need root permission
to do its things, and it is better to not do things as root unless you
need to. If it is happy living in ~/bin and that is good enough for the
user, then running it as root is not necessary and is an extra risk (the
bin file trying to do something it is not suppose to do)


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