I run Ubuntu 8.04. I've downloaded a package (fftexplorer) in the form of an .sh file, but cannot install because the /usr/local/bin directory, in which the author says to place the file, is inaccessible. I cannot cut & paste, copy & paste, nor drag & drop the file where instructed, so I ask here before poring over a few hundred Linux man pages for a command line solution.
If Ubuntu requires me to use root to move the .sh file into /usr/local/bin, but root is not recommended, where does this leave me, a Windows orphan who's used Ubuntu for all of about a week? How, in layman's terms, please, do I proceed?