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Old 07-30-2003, 07:36 AM   #1
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Exclamation .bin...tar.gz??

Hi can anyone explain to me in detail how to extract and then install these files.....thx
Old 07-30-2003, 07:58 AM   #2
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For tar use the following;

tar zxvf myfile.tar.gz

the switches here;
z - unzips the file (that's what the .gz tells you)
x - extract the tar archive
v - verbose. All the files and paths are shown as they are extracted.
f - tells tar to act upon the following filename.

As for .bin files... I've not come across many. If I recall correctly they are self extracting so you'd make it executable and call it via ./myfile.bin

I'd get confirmation from someone else here before trying that though...
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# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation


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