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Old 09-29-2003, 05:25 PM   #1
dave bean
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3 simple questions


these are probably feeble questions but believe me i have tried . . .

I have gnome desktop (2.2) and red hat 9.

Easy question #1
Where is the graphical file manager? I've checked to make sure its installed and i have 35/35 of items for gnome so i know i've got it. The book i have says its in programs, but i see no such directory when i click the gnome panel

Easy question #2
I download acrobat reader for linnux becos xpdf is crap and all the linux info i have is in pdf format. I read that i need the Gnome RPM to install the .tar file. Ok. So where is it ?

Question #3
When i ftp with windows i always use the console so when i downloaded redhat 9 from redhat.com and got connected to their server i typed 'ls' presuming they wouldn't be running dos (as if!) and 'dir' wouldn't give me the directory list. The response i got was ' consider using PORT or PASV ' . So i used a graphical ftp client instead. Its not that important now but im still curious and after searching the web i'ved found nowt so what does this mean and if i wanted to ftp via console again to redhat how can i see a directory list so i can navigate to the files i want.

Thanks in anticipation
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:36 PM   #2
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#1 answer: if you double-click on your 'home' icon on desktop, a window will appear - it's the file manager...
#2 answer: i didn't quite understand. what file have you downloaded (with what extension)? .tar? if you're newbie, you should download *.rpm - it's easier than *.tar . it does all the work for you...
#3 nothing: can't help you on this one...sorry
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:54 PM   #3
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#3
http://slacksite.com/other/ftp.html
 
Old 09-29-2003, 06:28 PM   #4
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Acrobat is tar.gz so command prompt

tar -xzvf arcrobat.tar.gz (or whatever the filename is)

quick way to passive ftp

ftp -p some_ftp_site_or_other
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:09 PM   #5
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thanks to y'all

#1 nechos i see what u mean. Thanks for not being too sarcastic I added a side panel to this window and selected the tree view and i get myself a file manager, but i'd overlooked that cos in my book there's an executable file manager. Thanks

#2 It has a a .tar extension in windows but in linux its .tar.gz .looking-lost, ill try what u suggest and sorry for being lazy but could u summarise what the syntax means pls? Also im still looking for the gnome RPM, im not wanting to take shortcuts but is it always neccessay to use this interface?

#3 ok thanks a lot. Its a different syntax in windows shell (is it even possible? i dont see it on the help flags) which is why i couldn't get it to work. thanks
 
Old 09-29-2003, 09:20 PM   #6
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#2 A tarball or tar file is an archive of files. In simple terms a bunch of files copied into a single file. The tar.gz or .tgz is a compressed version of the orginal tar file. Similar to the familar zip file.
 
  


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