thanks to y'all
#1 nechos i see what u mean. Thanks for not being too sarcastic
I added a side panel to this window and selected the tree view and i get myself a file manager, but i'd overlooked that cos in my book there's an executable file manager. Thanks
#2 It has a a .tar extension in windows but in linux its .tar.gz .looking-lost, ill try what u suggest and sorry for being lazy but could u summarise what the syntax means pls? Also im still looking for the gnome RPM, im not wanting to take shortcuts but is it always neccessay to use this interface?
#3 ok thanks a lot. Its a different syntax in windows shell (is it even possible? i dont see it on the help flags) which is why i couldn't get it to work. thanks