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I am a Linux newbie & have Mandriva installed in my m/c. What I would like to know is how does one install a software in Mandriva. Like in Windows, ...
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- 08-23-2007 #1
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Linux Equivalent of Windows EXE
Also does one have to install a software to open executable files in Mandriva or is there an in-built program in Mandriva which automatically opens executable files when double-clicked in Mandriva?
- 08-23-2007 #2
Like in Windows, to install a software, conventionally one has to open a file that has the EXE extension. Likewise, in Mandriva, which file extension denotes that a file is an executable file? In other words, what file extension is the counterpart of the Windows EXE in Mandriva?
Linux determines if a file is executable by the permissions set on that file. Every file has a set of Read/Write/Execute permissions that apply to all users, a particular group of users, or a particular user. Without going too deeply into this, all you need to make a file executable in Linux is to set the executable permission.
Please take a look at the article above and post back if you have any other questions.Registered Linux user #270181
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- 08-24-2007 #3how does one install a software in Mandriva
also check this Mandrake Starters Guide
and The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux. (Official site of the table)life is the greatest opportunity that the nature had given you