Installing .bin file?

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu May 12 11:49:22 UTC 2011

On Thu, 12 May 2011 13:10:55 +0200, Andy Wodfer <wodfer at> wrote:
> How do I install a .bin file on FreeBSD? I'm used to makefiles etc.

First off all, check _what_ kind of file it is.

	% file <filename>

If it's a Bourne shell script, run

	% sh <filename>

If it's a binary that runs on FreeBSD, run

	% chmod +x <filename>
	% ./<filename>

The .bin seems to indicate that it is a binary file,
so the 3rd method mentioned should apply. If you need
root privileges for the installation process, use su
or sudo / super / ... according to your preferences.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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