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Old 07-17-2006, 10:44 AM   #1
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How Can I "file_name-gtk.tar.gz" file from console?

Hi I am using Suse 10.0 version 2.6.13 and I have downloaded

eclipse-SDK-3.2-linux-gtk.tar.gz file from net. And I want to set up this program.

I think I need to unzip it first and I dont know how to do

Old 07-17-2006, 10:50 AM   #2
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just run the following
tar -zxvf eclipse-SDK-3.2-linux-gtk.tar.gz
Old 07-17-2006, 10:56 AM   #3
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Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software.

If you don't know how to use tar and gzip, I'm not sure why you need to install this.

Here is something that might help:

According to this oldish article, there should be a .rpm available:
(read from the beginning or scroll down to Installing Eclipse)
Old 07-17-2006, 10:58 AM   #4
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in a console run as user login:
cd <where you want the sources>
tar xzf <where the .tar.gz file is>/eclipse-SDK-3.2-linux-gtk.tar.gz
cd eclipse<use the TAB key to complete the name>

You should read the README, INSTALL and other informations files.
Then proceed with the compilation process.
Take care to check the config.log file after running the configure script, to see if something is missing to have a full compilation of the program.
Good luck.
Old 07-17-2006, 11:07 AM   #5
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What does zxvf mean ?

Thanks it really worked now I can use the Eclipse Programme. But I wondered what does zxvf mean.

Be sure I can understand your explanations. I am a student in computer engineering....

Thanks for help ))))
Old 07-17-2006, 11:21 AM   #6
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At the console, type:

tar --help | less
This will print to the screen the help file for the "tar" program in a format you can easily read - the -zxvf options will be listed, and reading the help files is the best way to learn.

You can also type:

man tar
at the console, and this will display a MANual page for tar.

Remember these options:

PROGRAM --help
Displays the programs help menu 99% of the time.

where PROGRAM is the name of your desired program without the brackets, so you would type "man tar" as above.

Hope this is clear enough!
Old 07-17-2006, 11:26 AM   #7
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Tar is a type of archival backup for linux and unix.

z - to unzip if since it is in a gzip compression. if it said .bz2 then use -j.
v - is for verbose printing. Basically show everything in the output.
x - for extract or restore
f - file


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