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  1. In computing, an executable (file) causes a computer "to perform indicated tasks according to encoded instructions," as opposed to a file that only contains data

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 14, 2008
  2. Files that contain instructions for an interpreter or virtual machine may be considered executables, but are more specifically called scripts or bytecode

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 14, 2008
  3. are also called "binaries" in contrast to the program's source code

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 14, 2008
  4. Some operating systems designate executable files by filename extension (such as .exe) or noted alongside the file in its metadata (such as by marking an "execute" permission in Unix-like operating systems)

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    created by user picturefactobot on November 14, 2008
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