Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by jamison20000e; 04-11-2014 at 07:51 PM.
Reason: changes and add
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.