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First find were thunderbird is, if it's in your home directory and it's hidden the command would be cd ~/.thunderbird If you do ls -al it will list all the hidden directories and files in the directory you are curently in. A hidden directory or file is prefixed with a . period.
bash: cd: /thunderbird: No such file or directory
You are trying to use a dirrect path here, so no there is no directory setup by default in linux like that. If you know the path to a directory you want to cd into, then using a direct path or absolute path would work.
That was really quick, thanks to you all. I will post the locations. Would like to start again, as I have the .tar.gz file and this is good experience for me. So, do I delete the followings files? Can you all suggest a text I could purchase? I am using Ubuntu, so lots of information, to confuse a newbie. Thanks once more.
Problem solved, Thunderbird is included in Ubuntu 7.10, I found out last evening. What I wanted to do was/is to delete all the mess I had created in trying to open a tar.gz I had tried to install. Thank you for taking your time in trying to assist me.
It sounds like you might have re-installed?
For a newbie compiling from source(tar.gz files) can be difficult. If you check this thread I wanted to explain that there are binaries for many apps. While compiling yourself has benefits, any future software you desire, that is not pre-installed in Ubuntu, may be easier to obtain with adept.