Downloading Unix Executable Files?

July 15, 2010 at 13:45:14
Specs: Macintosh
How do i downlaod Unix Executable Files on the Mac?
Do i need a certain app. People are telling me text editor
but that just tells me the text. I need to donwload the
actual file. its named install-mac-linux.bat

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July 15, 2010 at 14:28:38
What do you mean by "download"? Sounds like you want to install or run the executable. Downloading is just retrieving the file from another location. If you have the file, it's already been downloaded.

That being said, files ending in .bat are typically Windows batch files and won't work in a Mac environment. If the batch file is really a unix binary (or config script or something) then you can execute it by making is executable (chmod u+x) and then just run it.

Can you tell a little more about this executable? What is it, and where did you get it?

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July 15, 2010 at 16:47:34
It is a runescape bot. i downloaded it already i just want to
install it. it is a program to help you in runescape. basically it
trains your character for yu so u dont have to do it. i bought it
for 13$ via paypal. and also like yeh i downloaded it. it just
doesnt let me install it.

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July 16, 2010 at 15:01:19
Are you absolutely sure it's a UNIX executable? Cuz .bat still says "Windows" to me.

"it just doesnt let me install it."

Ok. Can you describe exactly what steps you have tried, and the result? The more detail, the better. I have already told you, in broad terms, how to run an executable file under *nix. Have you tried that method? What were the results?

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July 16, 2010 at 15:47:50
This site you downloaded it from are you sure they are reputable? Sounds like a scam. I didn't think UNIX files had extensions. It may have been a LINUX file but even then it should have had a BIN ext. It may just be a make file where you have to compile it. Did it come with any readme files or instructions?

Either way you would have better luck posting this in the Mac forum because it is a software issue not a hardware one.

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July 16, 2010 at 18:16:12
Unix files have extensions, Macintosh OS 1-9 is the only OS ever to use files without extensions. BUT! a .bat file is a pc/dos/windows batch file, or script file is another term for it.

If you have a MAC question, post it in the MACINTOSH section, If you have a UNIX question, post it in the UNIX section...

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