Scary Appimage Behaviour
I just downloaded latest version of etcher.io (now balenaEtcher ), which is great for blasting sd cards with ubuntuMate for Rpi. This normally comes as an
.appimage file and needs to be made executable before launching.
low and behold, the file was showing up in an
ls -la listing as already executable:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user user 112833959 Apr 8 19:18 balenaEtcher-1.5.24-x64.AppImage
As far as Im aware, I haven't done anything with groups or parent dir to allow this to happen.
I haven't heard of Appimages being made executable by default on ubuntu based distros, and seems highly unlikely in any case.
Has anyone seen this before?
Should I freak out?
Doesn't seem right to download and execute direct from internet.
( i have not used the application, have an older version which i trust)