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    Question [SOLVED] tar files

    how do i install a tar i read the thing in the help and it said to type the stuff in a terminal so i did and it said no such file or directory exists. how do i do this becouse i think i'm doing it wrong. i need moron instructions im not that good with techno bable. i would apritiate any help possible.
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    Re: tar files

    That would be difficult to understand what' going wrong without the aid of telepatics . Please, post more details.
    If you are installing something from a .tar.bz2, you have probably stuck at the stage of extracting the archive contents.
    By the way, what application is this? If it's in repositories, that would be much simpler to install.

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    Re: tar files

    It might be easier to go to Places->Home Folder, locate the thing you downloaded and double click on it. That should bring up an application that can extract the archive for you.
    Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow".

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    Re: tar files

    first: the files are .tgz and second: my computer is not connected to the internet. every file sent to it is sent via usb drive and i'll try the clicking on it i dont know why i didn't try that in the first place.
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    Re: tar files

    I believe that files that end with .tgz are actually just files that are .tar.gz. Once you've downloaded them, finding them in the normal file manager should work fine.
    Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow".

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    Re: tar files

    Files with extension tar.gz or .tgz are tar files compressed with gzip. In Ubuntu extract them with:

    tar xvzf file.tar.gz
    tar xvzf file.tgz

    Remove the "z" if it's just a plain tar file, replace it with a "j" for .tar.bz

    Hope this helps.......

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    Re: tar files

    How to install anything in Ubuntu : http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing.html

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    Smile Re: tar files

    thanks every one fro trying to help and thanks BingoUV for the guide to installation it will help with many more problems as well. Thanks all For your help!
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