Opening a Unix File with Mac OS X


 
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Opening a Unix File with Mac OS X

Hi. I'm new to Unix and recently received Unix files via email. I downloaded those files but am unable to open them on my computer which uses Mac OS X. How do I open the files?
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Hi.

OS X is Unix.

By "open" you mean you double-clicked in Finder and it said "There is no application set to open the document"?

What kind of file is it?
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Hi Scott,
Thanks for responding quickly. Under 'Kind of file' I see Unix E....le file. Does this make sense to you?
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UNIX executable perhaps?

You can't run non-OSX programs on OSX, except maybe shell scripts.
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Instead of using "Get Info", try opening a terminal and using the "file" command. That should show the exact file type.
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Hello Corona688. Thanks for clearing/providing a suggestion for Unix E...file. Is this a file then that I should be able to open on my computer?
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As already stated, you can't run programs from another UNIX on OSX.

If it's not supposed to be a program, do what Scott has already suggested for more information on what it actually is.
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