How To Make A File Executable in Ubuntu

Sometimes you need to make several different file types excutable to install applications. Those file types include .sh and .bin. I had seperate tutorials on how to deal with .bin and .sh files type. There are two ways to make a file executable: using terminal or using graphical interface.


  1. Open Terminal: Ctrl+Shift+T or Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
  2. Make file excutable

    sudo chmod +x filename.bin

    Replace your file’s name into “filename”

  3. Enter your password. The file is now executable.

Graphical Interface

  1. Right Click on the file and select Properties.
  2. Select the Permission tab.
  3. Check “Allow executing file as program.”
  4. Your file will have a different icon and now become executable.
    Note: Double click on the file does not nescessarily execute the file. You may have to use terminal.