installing tar.gz files
jonorland at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 12:49:13 UTC 2008
2008/4/3, Luís Silva <lacsilva at gmail.com>:
> I don't know any graphical tool that lets you do what you want. On the other
> hand, what you want to do is pretty standard.
> A tar.gz is a set of files that was first archived with tar and then
> compressed with gzip. You will also often find tar.bz2. The difference being
> the compression utility used, in this case bzip2. tar itself can handle them
> Here is how it goes:
> 1- Create a folder named BUILD in your /home/YourUserName (This is just to
> keep your home tidy!)
> 2- move/copy the tar.gz into this folder
> 3- I suppose you have already used the command line before. If you did the
> above in the command line just cd to the BUILD folder. If not, open a
> terminal, type "cd" (without the ") (this is to make sure you are in your
> home folder), type "cd BUILD".
> 4- Now you are in the BUILD folder, you are going to unzip and untar the file:
> tar vxzf yourfile.tar.gz
> The "v" is for verbose, the "x" is for extract, "z" is because you have a
> gziped file (you should use "j" instead if you had a tar.bz2), and the "f" is
> to say that the next word is going to be your file name.
Or you can just skip the z or j option and tar vill figure out what
kind of file it is.
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