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Linuxhelp _ Programming in Linux _ Help Installing Tar.gz Files

Posted by: canucks Oct 1 2004, 08:04 PM

hi i need a step by step guide on installing tar.gz files on linux i am running linspire 4.5 so can someone please give me a step by step guide on installing tar.gz files

Posted by: michaelk Oct 4 2004, 11:50 AM

Exact instructions depends on the application. To extract the files in a console window where the tar.gz file is saved to enter the following:

tar -zxvf <filename.tar.gz>

Replace filename.tar.gz with the actual filename. The tar command will create a directory with the extracted files. Now look inside that new directory. Hopefully there are instructions in the form of a readme text file that will detail the installation instructions.

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