How to open AppImage files on Linux

AppImage files make it easy to run apps on any linux distro. They offer a very simple way to distribute your software which is why we chose it for our app Norde Source.

The only issue is that for people who are not familiar with the type of files, it might not be obvious how to open or run them.

The key this is that before being able to run them, you have to make them executable. To do that you can either run the following command in your terminal:

$ chmod a+x Norde*.AppImage

Or you can right click the file in your file system, go to properties and make it executable like shown in the below recording:

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