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Old 01-07-2009, 01:48 PM   #1
ETRadix
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opening a shell terminal in source directory


Hi All,

I am trying to follow this instruction 'Download a MadWifi release from sourceforge.net and unpack it. Open a shell terminal in the MadWifi source directory.'

I have successfully downloaded it a to my home folder, extracted it by right clicking and selecting extract here. The file extracts and a folder is created, Great! As for the next part I am confused, 'Open a shell terminal in the MadWifi source directory'

I have downloaded the file into a folder I created called 'downloads' is the source directory the 'downloads' or is it actually the 'Madwifi folder' ?

[root@localhost radix]# cd Download
[root@localhost Download]# ls
madwifi-0.9.4 madwifi-0.9.4.tar.gz
[root@localhost Download]#


Thanks In Advance


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Old 01-07-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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You're already on a terminal (you're not working from the GUI, but text-based - an) and the packed file is there, as is the folder "madwifi-0.9.4" you can now cd to (it's the "MadWifi" folder). You can proceed from there.

btw. The directory you're working from at the moment is called "Download" (not "downloads" - that's a difference, not only because of the trailing "s" but also for the capital "D" - GNU/Linux names are case sensitive).

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Old 01-07-2009, 02:00 PM   #3
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It would be the madwifi-0.9.4 folder. But, I haven't really used madwifi in about a year so, inside of that folder may be another folder called sources or build or something like that. But inside the madwifi folder, you should find a file called README or INSTALL or READ_FIRST. They will have the information usually on which folders contain the source code you will need.
 
  


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