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so as the title says i have an executable files wich if i run into the terminal typing ./FILENAME it starts but when double-clicking on it in files it prompts me with a windows asking to search an application to open the file.

Now in ubuntu executable files are reprrsented by a pink rhombus, and double cliking on them is usually enough, but how can i run within files in elementary os? Appending a .bin extension may do the trick or what?

  • you mean by executable that they are windows or you just misused the word? besides, i do not know exactly the issue as no enough info is provided – Omar Shawky Apr 16 at 16:45
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Actually it's the openxcom extended executable, in plank i strangely got an icon, see the image:

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I just may make a .desktop file, namely a launcher, or there is a more straightforward way?

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    If you right click on the file and choose Properties you can see the mime-type and permissions on the file. The "execute" flag has to be on for at least the user for Files to launch it. What mime-type is it? – Jeremy Wootten Apr 17 at 11:20

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