-   Linux - Newbie (
-   -   Whats this (

butface 08-25-2003 08:39 AM

I've just downloaded a zip file in linux the info that came with it telling me how to unzip & install it. What is 'gunzip'? Where is it? How do I get to it & use it?

Plse someone help. Does anyone also know of a book (easy to read & understand) to help me in leadrning unix or linux which I under stand linux is built on (unix). Sorry I'm babbling. I have no command line expireance

maroonbaboon 08-25-2003 09:20 AM

If you have got as far as downloading files I guess you are not doing too badly. But if you have no unix experience and even missed out on MS-DOS you probably need some kind of intro to command-line computing. Have a look at the following

For a bit of light relief you could have a read of Neil Stephenson's hilarious essay 'In the beginning was the Command Line':

gunzip is a command-line utility for uncompressing files. As in

# gunzip something.gz

which leaves you with 'something', bigger but hopefully useful.

butface 08-25-2003 09:30 AM

Chears for that I'll do that. And thanx 4 the info as well I'll check it out.

mhearn 08-25-2003 12:36 PM

You will find you probably have everything you will need (including gzip) either already installed or on the red hat CDs.

dubman 08-25-2003 04:41 PM

try this:

#gzip -d "filename.gz"

(-d for decompress)

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51 AM.