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Re: Shell Scropts



On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 11:09 +0900, Mark Sargent wrote:
> JOHN H DURRANT wrote:
> 
> >Hello,
> >
> >  I am running Fedora Core 3 and downloaded a .bin file from a site that I 
> >trust.  The instructions that came with the file say to double click on the 
> >file.  When I do this, Fedora tells me that it doesn't know what to do with 
> >a .bin file but that the contents look like a shell script.  I then let's be 
> >browse for the right command to use to open a shell script file.  What's the 
> >right answer?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >John Durrant 
> >
> >  
> >
> Hi All,
> 
> John, to execute a file, you need to give it the right permissions. Do 
> this from the command prompt, 'chmod +x filename' minus the quotes from 
> within the directory the file is in. You must be su'd in as root to do 
> this. If you're not, and it's a first, open a terminal, and type su - 

You do NOT have to be root to use the chmod command for files you own.
You DO have to be root for files you do not own or those owned by root.

> then enter and then you'll be prompted for your root password. Type the 
> password and then run the commnad I gave above. Hope that helps. Cheers.
> 
> Mark Sargent.
> 


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