Ubuntu – How to install a .bin file

software installation

I want to update Acrobat Reader for Firefox, but the download has the .bin extension. How can I install it?

Best Answer

Go into a terminal and issue the following command in the directory where the bin file is,

chmod a+x name_of_file.bin

Then run it by writing


If you get a permission error and/or you're dealing with an installer that applies system-wide changes you might have to launch your application with root privileges:

 sudo ./name_of_file.bin
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