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Old 12-26-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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Question Install Troubles


How would i install this file:

install_flash_player_6_linux.tar.gz

THANX!
 
Old 12-26-2003, 09:08 PM   #2
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Re: Install Troubles

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Originally posted by super-noober
How would i install this file:

install_flash_player_6_linux.tar.gz

THANX!
tar zxfv install_flash_player_6_linux.tar.gz
cd install_flash_player_6_linux
./flashplayer-installer
Follow the instructions.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 09:08 PM   #3
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Well the first thing to do is unpack it. in a terminal run the command==>gunzip <path to file>/install_flash_player_6_linux.tar.gz
Then run the command==> tar -xvf <path to file>/install_flash_player_6_linux.tar

with your file manager open the file with the flash player in it and look for the readme and/or install file open the file in an editor and read it for instruction on installing .
more info on gunzip, and tar can be had by running the command ==>man gunzip ,and man tar
Oh, and by the way... welcome aboard.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 08:41 AM   #4
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"tar zxfv" (letters in any order) is much shorter and does exactly the same as the "gunzip" followed by "tar <-whatever>", even the "-" is superfluous. May be someone ought to start a campaign for "Sane Unix Commands", the "old" Unix programmers and Admins (the likes of the "ksh -o vi" brigade, may be army, most of whom I'm far older than for sure, remind me of the "MEN IN TIGHTS" in the House Of Commons - Archaic is good because it's tradition.
*** This is not a FLAME ****, just my 0.02c's worth of plea.
 
  


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