what does chmod +x thenameofthefile mean

milner303

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Original poster
Jul 23, 2010
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i need to change a plain text file to a unix exe file but all i can find is what the name of this post is, call me a noob whatever i just need a basic step by step guide please. Cheers
 

milner303

macrumors newbie
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Jul 23, 2010
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yeah

yeah i get that i just dont know what it means to do to achieve this. i need to do it but dont know how
 

OpenLaszlo

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Jan 3, 2009
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You can chmod mod a file in the terminal, if that is what you are asking.

As administrator (so be sure to enter the "su" command, then your password),
run "chmod +x /the/path/to/the/file" to make it executable.

See Wikipedia's page for all of the permissions you can change and how to do it.