I've downloaded an archive of a screen saver -- where does it belong?

andremangan at gmail.com andremangan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 09:05:32 BST 2008


2008/8/19 Frode Egeland <egeland at gmail.com>

> To extract a .bz2, you'll need to add a 'j' in the tar options:
> tar -xjvf 29207-aasaver-0.3.2.tar.bz2
>
> Cheers,
> Frode
>


Please note, that the "tar" command is one of the few commands that does NOT
require a "-" prefix for its options.

..... sorry, I cannot help being precise; no offence intended.

Cheers,
Andre



> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 1:59 PM, Mark M Lambert <
> mark+linux.ubuntu at marklambert.net <mark%2Blinux.ubuntu at marklambert.net>>wrote:
>
>>
>> On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 12:50:37 +0930, "Dale" <quail.linux at gmail.com> said:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > it is explained on this page if you took the time to read it.
>> >
>> >
>> http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/KDE+Asciiquarium?content=29207&PHPSESSID=78551e6732845c0cc0ff47d4ebe89120
>> >
>> > Regards Dale
>> >
>>
>> I took time to read that page, and no Dale, it does not answer Peter's
>> question about how to extract the archive. So for Peter, make sure you
>> are in the directory that has the archive file, then command you
>> need to extract it is:
>> tar -xvf 29207-aasaver-0.3.2.tar.bz2
>>
>> .. then follow the
>> directions on the page that Dale linked to.
>> Peter, you will find that you use the tar command quite a bit if you are
>> extracting archives (at the command line), so it is a good idea to make
>> a note of it somewhere. I use Tomboy for keeping notes of handy shell
>> commands, not sure what the KDE equivalent is.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Mark
>>
>
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