Ok, i've done a search already and found nothing that helped and posted replies to similar posts but everyone seems to be overlooking my reply and only keeping rappor with whomever started the thread. My question, I would think should be a simple question for even a semi linux guru or and advanced newbie. I've only been using linux for 3 days now starting with lindows, but i didn't like the fact you had to pay for free software. So I heard mandrake would be a good start, which it has been great so far. Especially in KDE 3.0. So far i found answers to most of my questions by searches. Except this one; when i was running lindows and typed the command "java -jar <filename>.jar" the file started. Now, in mandrake I try this and get "unknown command" or something like it. I though it probably had to do with security because i had j2re-1_4_1_01 installed. So I set my security back to standard from paranoia
(I'm messing with server stuff so i wanted to make sure it would be a hassle for someone to poke at my system) and it still didn't work.
Can anyone tell me how to install jar files?
Or tell me what to do about the java command.
The software i'm trying to install is LimeWire. I even tried the .sh file but in that file itself has a java command which comes up "line 14: java: unknown command".
Please someone help me or at the least if this question is actually more difficult than it sounds tell me.