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Old 04-11-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help Please HOW TO OPEN "rkhunter-1.4.2.tar.gz"


I'm new to linux; I've just downloaded rkhunter-1.4.2.tar.gz program
but when I try to open it all I get is a group of files that don't
show the program. How do I open a tar.gz, I'm not familiar with the linux
commands. The file is located in my downloads folder. I'm using mint xfce
13. any help please would be great thanks.
 
Old 04-11-2014, 07:26 PM   #2
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Hi.
Code:
man cd
man tar
cd /Downloads
tar -zxvf rkhunter-1.4.2.tar.gz -C /home/YourHomesName/Downloads/rkhunter
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:29 PM   #3
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If you downloaded it from this site:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/rkhunter/?source=dlp

and extract it, you will get a directory of the same name rkhunter-1.4.2. This will be in the same directory (Downloads) in which the tar.gz file was. There if a files directory and a bash script named installer.sh. In the files directory, there is a README file, open it and scroll down to read how to install. You first need to make the installer.sh script executable if it is not and then run it.
 
Old 04-11-2014, 07:33 PM   #4
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Hi jamison20000e, I've typed in the following commands but seems to come up.

output is

man cd

man tar is fine

bash: cd: /Downloads: No such file or directory
 
Old 04-11-2014, 07:38 PM   #5
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The readme file I don't get much because I don't know my way around the filesystem very
much.I just want to extract the program. There is a right option that extracts the folder
but when I click on it nothing happens.

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Old 04-11-2014, 07:44 PM   #6
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Sorry there is no manual for cd I forgot... cd will take you to different directories (cd .. to move down one) the terminal normally start in /home so I'm guessing your downloads folder is lowercase use pwd command to find the directory your in then the ls command to see list of files and directory names then cd put the first couple of letters for the folder you need to be in then hit [Tap] a cool little trick to save on typing.

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Old 04-11-2014, 07:56 PM   #7
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I'm definitely a beginner

I typed ls and it showed all my folders

but how do I open it - I typed Downloads pressing the tab button and that worked
but could go no further.
 
Old 04-11-2014, 08:04 PM   #8
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You should install it using your distro package manager.
 
Old 04-11-2014, 08:06 PM   #9
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The package manager only shows 1.3.8. I want the current version which is rkhunter-1.4.2.tar.gz
It will not update from the terminal either.

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Old 04-11-2014, 08:10 PM   #10
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My first post will work changing the cd /home/name/Downloads to what the folder containing the file is called on your computer so cd until your where ls shows rkhunter-1.4.2.tar.gz then tar -zxvf rkhunter-1.4.2.tar.gz to extract plus don't forget to read through all the past and next links.

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/100
http://www.linfo.org/cd.html
 
Old 04-11-2014, 08:22 PM   #11
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These are the commands I'm typing in

cd /home/downloads/

and nothing is working
 
Old 04-11-2014, 08:34 PM   #12
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Your missing your users folder and the pwd plus ls commands, you need to start from link 1 and at lest skim trough them all. http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-...at-sheets.html
 
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I've got this far

/home $ ls /downloads
 
Old 04-11-2014, 08:53 PM   #14
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Quote:
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The package manager only shows 1.3.8. I want the current version which is rkhunter-1.4.2.tar.gz
It will not update from the terminal either.
You will be OK with older version, just update the database.
 
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I've got it to open "tar" Finally How do I get it to work
 
  


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