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making a file executable

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Take care to only use executable files from reputable sources.

In Kubuntu, use chmod +x, where is the file to be made executable or, alternatively, use Context Menu > Properties > Permissions > Is executable. To run the program, use ./, where is the file that has been made executable.


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prior work

The method of making a file executable using chmod was introduced to me by an answer on Stack Overflow by fge.