Re: how to run window .exe files in FC1!
From: Mike Noble (mgnoble_at_cox.net)
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 17:15:12 -0700 To: For users of Fedora Core releases <email@example.com>
Angela Kahealani wrote:
> On Saturday 2004-10-09 05:47, louis wang wrote:
>>The file System is different between Linux and Windows.The *.exe file
>>could not be excute unless you have the dll or other files which is
>>used under Windows, So maybe you could not use these exe files under
>>Linux.However there are some exe files individual, so you could use
>>wine to mimic an enviroment to use them.
> I understand the nonexecutability of WinDblOwS .exe's on Linux, but
> I have a related question: some folks distribute (e.g. on the WWW),
> downloadable "stuff" which is theoretically NOT an WinDblOwS executable,
> but instead some kind of compressed archive, which nevertheless has an
> .exe extension, which I presume means that it is a self-extracting
> archive IFF you have WinDblOwS to execute it on... and the question is:
> is there any way to retrieve the contents running Linux, i.e. is there a
> Linux program that knows how to extract the archive's contents,
> ignoring the self-extracting wrapper?
You can learn about the file type by the following command:
file will tell you what it can about the file.
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