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LinuxFox
November 15th, 2008, 03:20 AM
Sorry for the pointless question, but where can I read about the .run package format? I used a .run package to install a small game today, and I wanted to learn more about the format. Please tell me where I can read more about it.

I tried to Google it, but it assumes I want to "run a package" literally. :P

bswilson
November 15th, 2008, 03:26 AM
Well, in your case the .run file extension has no meaning. Unlike in Windows, the file extension doesn't really mean anything to the computer. It's a fabrication that humans use to help identify files.

Let me guess, you ran a command like `sh ./install_this_game.run`, right? If so, you're just executing a shell script, and the .run doesn't mean anything.

cariboo907
November 15th, 2008, 03:28 AM
For more in fon on .run files look here:

http://filext.com/file-extension/RUN

There should be enough info to keep you busy for a while.

Jim

LinuxFox
November 15th, 2008, 03:35 AM
For more in fon on .run files look here:

http://filext.com/file-extension/RUN

There should be enough info to keep you busy for a while.

JimThanks, I'll take time to look through it.

bswilson, actually it was a file I double-clicked and it opened up an installer. An installer kind of like a Windows one, except for Linux.

Edit: I read through the link and it is a shell script that's a self-extractable archive. Thanks