How do I install a bin file?

Doug Stewart dastew at
Thu May 29 13:21:00 UTC 2008

Pat Brown wrote:
> How can I install a bin file from a terminal? I have GoogleEarth and I 
> tried installing it with the Package Manager before but though it seemed 
> to install would never show up anywhere as an app to run. I can find a 
> lot of various files when I unpack the downloaded bin file, but I have 
> no idea how to run them, or even what to run. Does anyone here use 
> GoogleEarth? I tried signing up for the GoogleEarth help list, but the 
> advice I got was next to useless - I could never find the files where 
> people said they were.
> I'm stumped. I'd like to use GoogleEarth, but it looks like I should 
> have kept my Windows partition to do so.
follow the instructions at Google earth
here they are

    How do I install Google Earth on Linux machines?

You can download and install Google Earth for Linux by following these 

1. Visit
2. Click on the "Linux" radio button under the category Beta (Version 
4), and select "Download Google Earth."
3. Open a terminal window/console and navigate to your default downloads 
directory. Enter the following command in the directory: > sh 
4. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. The default location 
for the program is "/usr/local/google/google-earth." If Google Earth was 
installed in its default location, you can launch it using the following 
command: > /usr/local/google/google-earth/googleearth

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