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i just downloaded, guardog for linux becasue i dont want to deal with iptables yet, the file is a .tar.gz... how do i install this, i realised you have to extract it, but to any location? and once extracted how do i install.
just type "tar -xzf guarddog.tar.gz" and that will extract it. Of course replace guarddog with whatever the file is actually called. the 'x' extracts the file, the 'z' uncompresses .gz files (you would use 'j' for bz2 files) and the 'f' simply points to the file.This should create a directory. cd into the directory, and read the README or INSTALL for installation instructions...
ok im getting some where, im getting this far,: (please excuse the length)
[root@localhost root]# guarddog-2.0.0/admin/install-sh
install: no input file specified
[root@localhost root]# guarddog-2.0.0/INSTALL
bash: guarddog-2.0.0/INSTALL: Permission denied
[root@localhost root]# [root@localhost root]# guarddog-2.0.0/INSTALL
bash: [root@localhost: command not found
[root@localhost root]# bash: guarddog-2.0.0/INSTALL: Permission denied
bash: bash:: command not found
[root@localhost root]# [root@localhost root]#
bash: [root@localhost: command not found
[root@localhost root]# chmod 777 INSTALL
chmod: failed to get attributes of `INSTALL': No such file or directory
[root@localhost root]# chmod 777
chmod: too few arguments
Try `chmod --help' for more information.
You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root
[root@localhost root]# chmod 777 guarddog-2.0.0/INSTALL
Yeah, uh, looks like you are in the /root directory. Try to cd into the guarddog directory that was created when you extracted it. Then from inside there...do as the instructions ask...looks like you have an install script, so you would run:
EDIT: yeah I think acids right, you are doing some strange stuff there...read a newbie guide to get comfortable with the shell. For instance you are trying to execute a text file. Use a pager like 'less' to read the README...ie: "less README" else you can use cat ie: "cat README".
But you are not going to get anything done here until you get your basics down....
Originally posted by Netrack not a bad idea, as you can tell i have had linux installed for a short amount of time, im just looking to get familar with it...
what books would you reccomend?
First off, check out the tutorial over at www.linux.org It will teach you some very basic command line usage, and a slight bit of basic linux knowledge. Then click on a few of my links in my sig, read up on those. Also, I don't think this is in Chris's sig anymore, it's a great read though: http://home.online.no/%7Erut-aane/linux.html
Definitely check that out.
As for books, I'm sure others will have some recommendations, but a search will show you alot!