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Old 03-25-2004, 09:36 PM   #1
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help navigating directories


i need help navigating to my directories at the command line.Im trying to install software and such but i must be typing the directory wrong or something because it says no such directory.im running mandrake 9.2 using kde and konqueror.I downloaded a file to install the flash plugin into my home directory.in the location bar it says file:/home/zero the name of the file is install_flash_player_6_linux.tar.gz
what should i be typing in my command line to get to this directory?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:07 PM   #2
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Re: help navigating directories

zero-g try this (press enter/return after each line)
Code:
$ cd /home/zero
$ tar xvzf  install_flash_player_6_linux.tar.gz
$ su -
Password: <enter your root password>
# cd /home/zero/install_flash_player_6_linux
# ./flashplayer-installer
Good Luck.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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A tip is to hit tab after you've typed enough text to set it apart from the other files and it will autocomplete the directory name, filename, or even command name.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:14 PM   #4
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do you have to use the dollar and number signs?what do they do?

also what does the - mean and do after su?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:33 PM   #5
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The $ and # are prompts, do not type them.
The - tells su to run the login scripts, so you have the full root functionality, rather than root privileges slapped over the other user's environment.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:52 PM   #6
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The dollar sign $ at the command prompt means that you are logged in as a "regular / normal" user (you don't need to type the dollar sign). The pound symbol # at the prompt means that you are logged in as the "super user / root".

When you first open up the console it might look like this:
Code:
[zero@localhost]#
When you are going to log in as the "super user" or root you type:
Code:
 su -
After you enter your password, the console command prompt should look like this:
Code:
[root@localhost]$
The space and dash (or hyphen) - after su logs you in as the "super user" with root's environment and paths (privileges and functionality).

Make sure that you type exit or logout at the prompt, to return to normal user mode.
Be careful, you should sign on as root only when carrying out activities that require root access.

Edit: RHELL, you beat me to it!

Last edited by h3rb1; 03-25-2004 at 11:55 PM.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 09:20 AM   #7
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ok thanks for the great help so far.i got so far as to where it ask me to enter the installation path of the mozilla,netscape or opera browser.i dont have any of those im running konqueror browser.but i cant find where it is installed at.
 
  


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