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Extracting .tar.gz on Pen Drive Linux help please.





The-Master
I just installed this version of linux on my pen drive and booted it. I is a variation of PCLinuxOS MiniMe. I have tried to install firefos and other things on this but have been unable to extract the tar.gz. I have tried many ways of doing it but don't really know how to . I know you need to run a command, but where?

If I saved firefox to my desktop would I just right click and Run Command and type

Code:
tar -xvf firefox-2.0.0.1.tar.gz

or
Code:
gzip -dc firefox-2.0.0.1.tar.gz | tar xf -


Neither Work.

Please help.
TheGeek
Go into consol and type in

Code:
tar -xzf file_name.tar.gz


If you downloaded the tar file to the desktop the location would be

Code:
/home/your_username/Desktop


assuming you kept the default settings during the installation


Once you have unpacked the tar you will need to move the firefox directory you just made from your Desktop to somewhere else, usually I just put the whole firefox directory in /home/username/Firefox and then make a shortcut on my desktop to go to the firefox executable file.
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