what does chmod +x thenameofthefile mean

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  1. milner303 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It changes the file permissions to executable.
     
  3. milner303 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
  4. OpenLaszlo macrumors member

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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.
     
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