Allow execution of a program [SOLVED]

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peter_62au
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Allow execution of a program [SOLVED]

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I am brand new to Linux and so far am loving it. I hope this question isn't to stupid. I am trying to port a Java program from windows. I have discovered I must allow execution of the program and have found the check box in the properties dialog box. However I am unable to check the box, I assume this is because I need admistrative permission (which I have) but there is no prompt for the password when I open the properties box . How do I do this?
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Re: Allow execution of a program

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I will answer that question two different ways:

[1] If you want to make something executable through the file manager as root then you need to open the file manager as root:

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gksu nemo
I am assumming you are using Mint Cinnamon since you didn't specify and nemo is the name of it's file manager. Replace that with caja ( MATE ) or thunar ( XFCE ) if apprpriate.

[2] A jar file does not need to be executable.

Linux is a little confused by this whole thing. A jar file is a Java ARchive and as such is not an executable entity.

The best thing to do is to create your own file association for a jar file so that it will run without being executable:

Right click any jar file.
Select "Open With" > Other Application
At the bottom where it says "Enter a custom command" enter:

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java -jar
Then select "Set as Default"
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peter_62au
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Re: Allow execution of a program

Post by peter_62au »

Thank you so much. I tried both ways and they both worked. Just need to change a couple of things in my program now, mainly paths I think. This will get me a lot closer to ditching windows completely. Thank you again.
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