but if it’s really a Windows program, you will need to install “wine”, then do:
but only some Windows programs will work under wine.
This anwswer is combining other answers in to this question into one.
The info.exe file will either execute under Linux or Windows, but not both.
Executes Under Windows
If the file is a windows file, it will not run under Linux on it’s own. So if that’s the case, you could try running it under a windows emulator (WINE). If it’s not compatible with wine, then you won’t be able to execute it under Linux.
Before you can start, you will need to install wine. The steps you need to install wine will vary on the linux platform you are on. You can probably google “Ubuntu install wine”, if for example, you’re installing ubuntu.
Once you have wine installed, then you’d be able to execute these commands.
cd abc/ wine info.exe
Execute Under Linux
if you know this file to run under linux, then you’ll want to execute these commands:
Change to your abc directory
Then you’ll want to change permissions to allow all users to execute this file (a+x).
you could also allow just the user to execute (u+x)
chmod a+x info.exe
Launch the program, the ./ tells the command line to look in the current path
for the file to execute (if the ‘current’ directory isn’t in the $PATH environment
you can’t 🙂 exe is Microsoft only. now if you had a linux executable you could do:
cd folder chmod +x file ./file
On Linux you give the file executable permissions. It isn’t the extension that determines whether or not it can be executed (as on windows.)
Assuming you have a valid file that can be executed in Linux, (not a windows/dos file) do this:
cd abc chmod a+x info.exe ./info.exe
Note that you need the leading ./ for the shell to find the file in the current directory!
This really belongs on superuser though.
I recently wanted to run some old MSDOS .exe files and I could just use dosbox. On Ubuntu it was just
apt-get install dosbox
.exes are generally Windows executables, not linux ones. To run those, use something like WINE.
Otherwise, to run a Linux executable, there are many ways, e.g.:
cd abc; ./info.exe
- Add “abc” to your PATH, then just run it as a normal command.
Wine is a program that you can install, which allows you to run
.exe files on linux.
apt-get install wine
(go to the directory of your file: /cd (ex: Desktop/)
And to open your
wine PROGRAM [AGRUMENTS]
If you have any problems with wine, you can do
Here is how to run an executable file in Linux:
- open terminal with ctrl + alt+ T:
sudo apt-get update
- install Wine:
sudo apt-get install wine
- go to the directory in which your .exe file is placed by changing directory:
Hit enter and your .exe file will be executed.
Executing a Linux executable on Linux
If the executable is a Linux executable, you need to make sure that your shell can find it. Here are some ways how to do that.
But first, make sure it’s executable. You can check whether the
x (executable) flag is set using
ls -l abc/info.exe and you can set it with
chmod +x abc/info.exe.
- Run it with relative path, in your example:
- Run it with absolute path, for example:
/home/username/abc/info.exe(depends on where it actually is)
- Place the binary in a directory that is part of the
PATHthat is searched by the shell to find binaries. For example,
cp abc/info.exe ~/bin/. If
~/binis part of
PATH, you can now run
info.exewithout qualifying it.
- Make the directory that contains the binary part of the
PATH, for example,
export PATH=~/abc:$PATH. Note that this is for the current shell only, unless you add this line to your
Executing a Windows executable on Linux
If the executable is a Windows executable, you need to install
wine. Then you can run it using
wine abc/info.exe. If you want to run it like a Linux program, you need to install
wine-binfmt. Then you can run it the same way as described above for Linux executables.
If you use Ubuntu, install wine like this:
sudo apt-get install wine wine-binfmt