Originally posted by athenerx
how can I extract and install a file that come in format of tar and gz
tar -xvzf yourfile.tar.gz
Annoyed by those looonng cryptic names like 'mysql-2.3.9-alpha-i386.tar.gz'? Autocomplete it with the <TAB> key.
tar -xvzf mysql<TAB>
now that the file is extracted, cd to the folder and read the README and INSTALL files.