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Old 04-04-2008, 03:14 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what "/path/to/location" stand for in this command?

# tar -zxvf /path/to/location/home.tar.gz
Old 04-04-2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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Basically, they're just saying you saved the file to some location on your computer and since they don't have access to your computer, they don't know where. So if you saved the file "home.tar.gz" into your home directory, the /path/to/location would be something like "/home/linuxbee1/" and the full command would be tar -zxvf /home/linuxbee1/home.tar.gz.
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/path/to/location is just a placeholder. It's example of absolute location of the file on the filesystem. If you have saved file in your home directory, then you can untar it.

tar -zxvf /home/linuxbee1/home.tar.gz
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Thank you!

Last edited by linuxbee1; 04-04-2008 at 03:22 PM.
Old 04-04-2008, 03:29 PM   #5
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hmmm not alone.

I recognised later the reading between lines is not enough...
but should read inbetween slashes too!!! ;-)


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