View Full Version : [ubuntu] Executing Executables

July 5th, 2009, 02:56 PM
I have a DOS/Executable file I want to open. At first, I could only open it in Archive Manager, because I could not right click (I have a Mac with a wireless Mighty Mouse, which won't register; I used another one-button mouse). I found the delayed right click accessibility function, and used it. I chose open with other application, and it gave me a list of other applications. But I don't want to use another application; I want it to be its own application! There's a command thing, but I don't know what to do with that. Any help?

July 5th, 2009, 09:26 PM
You can't run a Windows/DOS executable in Linux natively. You could try to use a Windows emulator, like Wine.

To install Wine, run the following command:

sudo apt-get install wine

Then run your executable file with Wine:

cd [folder where the file is located]
wine [file name]

For example:

cd /home/user
wine app.exe

July 6th, 2009, 09:05 PM
even better, if it is really a DOS executable, it might be easier to use DOSBox.