Thursday, December 9, 2010

What are .bin files? How can I execute them?

.bin files are Linux self extracting/executing files. The only thing you need to run these type of files is to change its permission to 777.

Suppose the bin file name is myfile.bin change its permissions by following command:

chmod 777 myfile.bin

Now, to run it:


The .bin format is usually used for distributing applications. Basically they are nothing but a set of commands that run in terminal to copy, move, create, delete files etc..

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