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ok, I downloaded Xmule and I have no idea how to install it. I should say programs in general, I dont even know how to get to the friggin command line. I tried searching here and at google for a good tutorial ,but was unsucessful to find one i could understand. can someone please be gentle and walk e through it? thanks
As DMR mentioned, we need to know the format - however if its in .tar.gz format then ( as an introduction )
In Red Hat 9 - open a Terminal and your on the "command line"
su to root user
tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
Remember that the file gets extracted to your current working directory - then cd into the extracted directory thats created by the tar command - check out the read-me and install files for further install instructions - if the Tarball contains source code then the typical next steps are
(but check the read-me and install files first)
repost if its in a different format or any probs etc.
RAR is a very popular format for distributing large files on the Internet because it supports multi-volume archiving. This allows a single large archive to be broken into several RAR files of an identical size, commonly referred to as .disks.. This makes it much easier to transfer the archive using a relatively slow Internet connection such as a modem.
RAR files are created in sequential order, commencing with the suffix .rar for the first file, followed by .r00, .r01, etc. for each subsequent archive.
To create a multi-volume RAR archive, use the following command:
$ rar a -v archive.rar [files to RAR separated by spaces]
The .a. command tells RAR to create an archive. The .-v. switch splits the archive into disks of KB.
To decompress an RAR archive, place all of the disks in the current directory and type:
$ rar x archive.rar
The .x. command tells RAR to extract the archive with full paths intact. RAR will automatically decompress the disks in the correct order.