> I am running SuSe Linux, and I cannot run some executable files,
> either by clicking on them, or by typing their names in at the command
> line. The files setup by the installation are OK, it's just the new
> ones that I have installed that cause the problem. I have no error
> messages, as nothing happens when I click or give the command.
You didn't say what you're clicking them in, but if it's Konqueror or
some other file manager, the file needs to have at least one executable
bit set and you need to have sufficient permission to execute it. For
example, as a user you wouldn't have permission to execute this file:
-rwx------ 1 root root 53148 Mar 17 2001 sendfax*
since it's owned by root and only root has read, write and execute
As for typing the names in at the command line, the above permissions
rule also applies, and the file must also be somewhere on your search
path (enter 'echo $PATH' to find out which directories this includes).
And, to execute a program for which you have sufficient permissions that
is in the current directory, you need to enter the path as well as the
filename, which you can do in the form './filename'.
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