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Old 02-16-2004, 09:55 AM   #1
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Question how do I install Gzip?


i need some help, im i have downloaded it but i cant install it properly....help?
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:23 AM   #2
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http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/view...er06/gzip.html
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:43 AM   #3
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that doesnt help andrew, i have no idea what im doing
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:22 AM   #4
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What do you want to know?
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:31 AM   #5
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im just not understanding what to do, the instructions arent detailed enough for me,(im very new to linux)
 
Old 02-16-2004, 12:37 PM   #6
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I think all distros ship with GZIP and install it by default. What distro are u using ???
 
Old 02-16-2004, 02:05 PM   #7
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"im very new to linux",
ok then how do i know if I installed it??????
i followed the directions but i dunno if i did em right, is there a way to check it?
 
Old 02-16-2004, 02:25 PM   #8
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If you open a terminal and type gzip then press enter it should give you something like
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[andy@localhost ~]$ gzip
gzip: compressed data not written to a terminal. Use -f to force compression.
For help, type: gzip -h
If it says
Code:
[andy@localhost ~]$ gzip
bash: gzip: command not found
It's not installed.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 02:32 PM   #9
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alright i got it installed ! thanks andrew
 
  


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