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Old 10-28-2006, 04:01 AM   #1
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Question untaring flash player 7


when I try to untar the instal flash player file I get a wrong syntax message - can anyone explain the wrong syntax here tar -gxzvf flash_player_7_linux(2).tar.gz
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
 
Old 10-28-2006, 04:28 AM   #2
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Just do
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mv flash_player_7_linux(2).tar.gz flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
and then do
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tar zxvf flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
You get the (2) when you download the file to the same place more than once. You may want to remove the original file.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 05:10 AM   #3
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ok I removed all the flash player install plug ins and downloaded flash player tried once again to untar it and got the following tar zxvf flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
tar: flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
 
Old 10-28-2006, 02:15 PM   #4
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Question: are you in the download directory when you try to untar it? The error is saying that it can't find the file. To test do this:
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tar zxvf flash-<hit tab at this point>
If the filename doesn't autocomplete, you're in the wrong directory.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 02:09 AM   #5
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I managed to get flash player installed thanks for your imput.
 
  


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