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Old 10-24-2007
extension problem please help

I am executing a program wp1s0000.sh_old and it is executing as expected irrespective of the extension "sh_old"

how is this possible ??
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Old 10-24-2007
In Unix, the extension or filename does not determine whether the file is executable or not. Type
file wp1s0000.sh_old

to know the actual type of the file. Note that name may be misleading in some cases.

Also, check for access permissions and particularly the x (execute) permission. Use chmod command to change access permissions of a file.

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 10-24-2007 at 09:31 AM.. Reason: added reference to chmod command
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