Converting an icon to a file.
sfreilly at roadrunner.com
Wed Feb 6 03:00:47 UTC 2008
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| There's an icon on my ubuntu desktop that is rated executable but I'm
| not able to execute it directly.
| I've heard that there's a way to convert such icons into files that can
| be executed. How is the conversion from icon form to a file
first, your not really executing an icon. the icon only represents a
file. if the file is not executable, you can click on it all you want
and its not going to do anything.
if you right click on the icon, choose properties. then choose the
'permissions' tab. look towards the bottom for a check box to 'allow
executing this file as a program' then 'close'. double click icon or
better yet, open a terminal and type the name of the program to execute
it. this way you can see errors generated. (if any)
you can do this from command line too, check man chmod.
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