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Old 06-20-2003, 03:05 AM   #1
ciphergod
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.tar.gz


why am I not able to open .tar.gz files?
it says "Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying... etc."

what do I have to download in order to open these and where can I get it?

sorry for all the question, im new with linux.

thx
 
Old 06-20-2003, 03:18 AM   #2
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.tar.gz format is the compressed file something like zip.
In windows, you have to install something like "winzip", in order to open and extract zip files. It's the same thing.

Open the shell and go into the directory where the file exist. Then type,

tar -xvzf YourFileName.tar.gz

this will extract the files.
 
Old 06-20-2003, 04:59 AM   #3
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u dont have Accessories --->"File Roller" . Install it
 
  


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