I know how to use tar to create, extract and view the contents of archives. I was just wondering where (what directory) people usually put their tar balls before they extract its contents. Is there a general place that most people put them?
I am running SuSE 9.0 and generally install software as rpms via yast2, but occasionally I have to do it the old fashioned (but fun) way. Thanks for your time and your help!