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Old 07-22-2003, 03:13 PM   #1
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Problems unzipping a *.tar.gz file --permission denied?

I needed a program to allow me to create PDF Files. SO I downloaded bfograph and saved the download to my desktop in tar.gz format.

Using the terminal I did:

[mike@*****************]$ /home/mike/Desktop/bfograph-1.1.4.tar.gz
bash: /home/mike/Desktop/bfograph-1.1.4.tar.gz: Permission denied
So I then did CTRL+F1

telinit 1

And got the same problem! What am I doing worng?
Old 07-22-2003, 03:16 PM   #2
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You are trying to execute it?

cd /home/mike/Desktop
gunzip <tarfilename>
then cd into bfograph and follow the instructions.

Old 07-22-2003, 04:43 PM   #3
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To uncompress .tar.gz (or .tgz).
tar -zxvf file.tar.gz
To uncompress and redirect to another directory
tar -zxvf file.tar.gz -C /directory/some/where
Old 07-22-2003, 05:07 PM   #4
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Oops...good followup Mathieu...didn't see the tar.gz, just the .gz.
I used to gunzip first then
tar tvf to make sure that the person creating the tar actually
tarred up the dir. Nothing like getting 200 files dumped to your home directory because it wasn't the directory that was tarred, but just the individual files.
Hasn't happened in a couple of years though.



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