how can i make .exe files in linux?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Can you explain more specifically what you are trying to do?  Linux determines if a file is executable by the permissions on the file - rwx - where r=read, w=write, x=executable.  Assuming you have a file you can be executed, try chmod'ing the file to 755 -

chmod 755 file

See http://www.zzee.com/solutions/chmod-help.shtml

# gcc test.c -o test.exe
# chmod +x test.exe
# ./test.exe  <=== run test.exe

# g++ test.cpp -o test.exe
# chmod +x test.exe
# ./test.exe


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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
understand - you don't have to call it an .exe - you could call it test.joe if you wanted to.
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