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Old 06-21-2018, 04:07 AM   #1
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What do I do with tar.xz files after they sit in downloads folder?


What do I do with tar.xz files after they sit in downloads folder (after extracting them to downloads folder)?
Do I right click on them and select what exactly? Or do I need to go in terminal?

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Old 06-21-2018, 04:11 AM   #2
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What do I do with tar.xz files after they sit in downloads folder (after extracting them to downloads folder)?
Do I right click on them and select what exactly? Or do I need to go in terminal?
A tar.xz file is a archive file - it contains other file(s). It depends what's in it as to what you should do next.

Do you know what's in it?
Where did you download it from?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xz
 
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After extracting, look in the resulting directory, there's usually a README file. Read it. There's sometimes an INSTALL file too, giving instructions on how to - guess what?
 
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What do you do with archive files once you've extracted them?

Anything you want. Keep them, delete them, or create anamorphic art with them.
 
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