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SurferJoe46
04-01-2010, 06:17 PM
I'm still fiddling around trying to untar a tarball and I cannot find the Shell Command.

I think I've looked everywhere hopefully without damaging something.

I know I need to enter this command:"tar xvf filename.tar" on some line or in some box - but where?

I this Linux Command gonna work with PCLOS?

This is harder than Chinese Algebra.

Sweep
04-01-2010, 06:20 PM
I'm still fiddling around trying to untar a tarball and I cannot find the Shell Command.

I think I've looked everywhere hopefully without damaging something.

I know I need to enter this command:"tar xvf filename.tar" on some line or in some box - but where?

I this Linux Command gonna work with PCLOS?

This is harder than Chinese Algebra.

Rather than asking in Chat why not ask in the PC help forum?

KarameaDave
04-01-2010, 06:20 PM
I told you this this morning (our time) in your scanner thread.

http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=106269

The command line in Linux is usually referred to as a terminal.
What you are looking for is in the start menu under all applications>system>terminals>konsole


Instructions on the untar command.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/how-to-open-a-tar-file-in-unix-or-linux/

couple of other useful links
http://www.pclinuxos.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/

Cheers
Dave

Sweep
04-01-2010, 06:33 PM
Wow. A mod on the job. Thanks.

KarameaDave
04-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Joe, you don't need the command line (terminal) to decompress a tar archive.
You can also use Ark, it is in the Start (PC orb), under System-Archiving-Compression-Ark
Or right click on the tarball and select Open with Ark.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark_%28computing%29

Good Luck
Dave

Erayd
04-01-2010, 11:07 PM
Out of interest, what is in the archive you're trying to decompress - is it software?

SurferJoe46
05-01-2010, 02:23 PM
I'm trying to install the newest Firefox and Google updates and they come in as tarballs.

Maybe they shouldn't huh? Right now my current Firefox version is 2.0.0.1.

SurferJoe46
05-01-2010, 02:24 PM
Joe, you don't need the command line (terminal) to decompress a tar archive.
You can also use Ark, it is in the Start (PC orb), under System-Archiving-Compression-Ark
Or right click on the tarball and select Open with Ark.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark_%28computing%29

Good Luck
Dave

Errrrrr - I have no such right click option.

KarameaDave
05-01-2010, 03:16 PM
You are using PCLinuxOS?
What version?
That option is in both 2007 and 2009!
But never mind, just start Ark, navigate to the archive, open it then go edit select all, then action extract all.

If you look in synaptic you should see newer versions of Firefox.

KarameaDave
06-01-2010, 12:15 PM
Have you done this?

http://www.pclinuxos.com/wiki/index.php/Updating

Erayd
06-01-2010, 09:24 PM
I'm trying to install the newest Firefox and Google updates and they come in as tarballs. Bad idea - I strongly suggest you use your package manager to install this kind of thing. Manually crapping files all over your system is usually a bad idea.

KarameaDave
06-01-2010, 10:58 PM
Bad idea - I strongly suggest you use your package manager to install this kind of thing. Manually crapping files all over your system is usually a bad idea.
+ 1 Synaptic is where you should be looking.