How do I install a .bin. I downloaded a Java plugin needed to run some tests by the isp.

John Hubbard ender8282 at
Thu Jan 22 15:12:42 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 January 2009 5:43:37 pm Gene Heskett wrote:
>> chmod a+x /home/steven/Desktop/jre-6u11-linux-i586.bin
> Hi Gene, it has been so long since I got the instruction above, I cannot 
> remember what the instruction would do.  When I entered the command, it 
> simply switched to a new line with the # there, indicating I was still in 
> root.  Is the reason I did not see any activity take place because the file 
> is already in the computer?  Would it normally have installed the package?
> I am going to man chmod before I continue this thought.  Later.
> Steven
The command was trying to make the file jre-6ul... executable for 
everyone. If you type
 > ls -l /home/steven/Desktop/jre-6u11-linux-i586.bin
you should something like:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jhubbard jhubbard 30 2008-09-07 09:48 dates
The rwx stuff is telling you who has read, write, and execute 
privileges. The first three rwx tell whether the user who owns the file 
has the rights, the second set tells whether the group that owns the 
file has rights, and the final set tells whether all user have rwx 
privileges. In this case the file 'dates' can be executed by user 
jhubbard, members of the group jhubbard, and also everyone else. The 
file can only we written by the user jhubbard. And just like execution 
everyone can read it. After the list of who owns it you get the size of 
the file. The file is actually bigger than one byte and I am not sure 
why it is only showing up as that size. After size, is the user and then 
the group that owns the file. Then the date that the file was modified on.
Hope this helps.


To be or not to be, that is the question
                2b || !2b
(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
        0b11000100 || !0b11000100
        0b11000100 || 0b00111011
        255, that is the answer.

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