What do executables look like?

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What do executables look like?

Postby Imagus on Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:21 pm

Hi all,

I have just installed the videogame emulator called xmess using the package manager. Since this had no frontend I also installed xkmame (which is for KDE but fortunately seems to work with Gnome too - guess that's normal?). Now I need to enter the different paths to the xmess executable, game roms etc. Only problem is: what does the xmess executable look like (in Windows it's easy: executables have an .exe extension) and where is it located? I've been browsing my hard disk for a while but don't really know where to look.

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Re: What do executables look like?

Postby Kestrel1 on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:39 pm

I would suggest looking at the site you got the program from & see if there is some help there.
You could always open a terminal Y type xmess to see if you can access it that way, it may or may not work as you may need to know the correct path.
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Re: What do executables look like?

Postby viking777 on Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:55 am

Just open a terminal and type:

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locate xmess


That will show you the location of every file with those letters in it. Executables are usually in /bin or /usr/bin.
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Re: What do executables look like?

Postby Imagus on Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:56 am

Thank you, it worked!
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