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    [SOLVED] using zipped files

    I tried to download a piece of aircraft for a flight simulator as a zipped file. It would dl onto the desktop. Then, I would unzip it and I couldn't move it into the file where it needs to go for the game.

    Then, I tried to dl the file into the correct folder and I pressed the save button and nothing happened. What is going on? What is file roller and why am I using Archive Manager? I tried to use the GUI for this task and I would rather use the GUI than try to make sure I type in every file correctly. Also, the mv command confuses me with figuring out how to specify both files, the one where the file is and the one where you want it to go.
    Last edited by vegan1; February 23rd, 2013 at 06:06 PM. Reason: post solved

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    Re: using zipped files

    Hi

    Where are you trying to install it to ? It sounds like you have a permission issue.

    Open nautilus with elevated privileges and try to move the fil.

    Code:
    gksudo nautilus
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    Re: using zipped files

    why couldn't you move it to destination you want ? did you get any error ?

    here is how to use mv command :
    Code:
     mv SOURCE-FILE     DESTINATION-FILE
    note that in above command : if the destination file doesn't exist your file will be rename to DESTINATION-FILE

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    Re: using zipped files

    Maybe you are downloading into a folder where your normal user has no privileges?

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    Re: using zipped files

    I think you are all right about the user privileges. Thanks for helping so fast! It is an amazing resource and so friendly and not condescending if you are a beginner!

    Okay, I opened up Nautilus with the gksudo command and put the unzipped file on the desktop, but when I clicked on desktop, the whole thing was blank. Yes, I tried it, again. When I open up Nautilus normally, I can see the folder in the desktop.

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    Re: using zipped files

    Quote Originally Posted by vegan1 View Post
    I tried to download a piece of aircraft for a flight simulator as a zipped file.
    What's the name of the extracted file and where do you want it to go ?

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    Re: using zipped files

    The file is 'Alphajet'
    The destination folder is 'usr, share, games, FlightGear, Aircraft

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    Re: using zipped files

    Hi

    It may be easier to use the terminal

    Code:
    sudo mv ~/Desktop/Alphajet /usr/share/games/FlightGear/Aircraft
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    Re: using zipped files

    Did you try just putting sudo in front of the mv command ? Sometines I have to do that like with my tv tuner card drivers and moving them.

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    Re: using zipped files

    Wow, thanks Matt. It's magic! It worked.

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