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Old 08-09-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
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tar ball locations

Hello everyone,

I know how to use tar to create, extract and view the contents of archives. I was just wondering where (what directory) people usually put their tar balls before they extract its contents. Is there a general place that most people put them?

I am running SuSE 9.0 and generally install software as rpms via yast2, but occasionally I have to do it the old fashioned (but fun) way. Thanks for your time and your help!

- Gavin
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I usually put it in ~/tarballs.
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You can put them where you like. Any tarballs I download go in the "Downloads" directory, in my home directory.
Old 08-09-2006, 10:48 AM   #4
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Thanks, both of you. Yeah, I realize I can put them anywhere I want, but I thought maybe there was a commonly accepted place where most Linux users put them.

Have a great day and thanks for the extra-rapid replies!

- Gavin


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