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Old 08-14-2006, 09:13 PM   #1
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file extension .jar


I am new to Linux and have installed Xandros 4.0 home premium to my XP system I am dual booting fine. I downloaded a linux accounting file by the name of 'jgnash-1.10.6.jar'.

How do I install this program to see if it is what I need?

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Old 08-14-2006, 09:26 PM   #2
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that is a java program, to run it:
java -jar jgnash-1.10.6.jar
 
Old 08-15-2006, 11:04 AM   #3
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sorry to be obtuse

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that is a java program, to run it:
java -jar jgnash-1.10.6.jar
What do you mean by what follows 'to run it:'? Am I to type that in somewhere? If so, where?

Also would this just run the program and not install it?

I am not even sure it is a program. Sorry to be so ignorant. There is so much to learn for an old man coming from windows.

Thanks
 
Old 08-15-2006, 11:21 AM   #4
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Probably, you would rather run it by clicking an icon. This instruction assumes that you are using the Gnome desktop and Xandros came with java already installed. We will also assume that you put the jgnash-1.10.6.jar file in your "Home" directory. (Not on the Desktop)

Right click in a blank area of the Desktop. Select "Create Launcher." Put the command, "java -jar jgnash-1.10.6.jar," where it says, Command. Put "Jgnash" where it says, "Name." Click the button that says, "No Icon," and pick an icon you like. Click OK. Then double click the icon and see if it works.
 
  


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