how to install unix exec files on my mac

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by seannash, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. seannash macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    i just recently got a macbook whilst my macbook pro is getting fixed in the hope that can get some work done during the time my mbp is away.

    i have a exhd full of applications that i have downloaded over the past few years.

    on my new macbook its running snow leopard but my old mbp it was running leopard.

    so i check out my external hd and its seems that all my dmg files are now unix exec.

    i did some digging and still couldnt come across a simple step by step procedure in how to make them run

    now i realise this has been asked alot and the common answer is to use the terminal to change the name of the file but i cant for the life of me figure out how to do that.

    so can anyone explain how i would chang them back to dmg files in the simplest way :D
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Are you really sure that the former .dmg files now have another suffix?
    If so, what is the suffix exactly?

    Have you tried Finder to rename them?

    Can you re-download some of those programs?

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