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Old 11-11-2002, 03:48 PM   #1
jhh25
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installing netscape from download


I downloaded netscape and want to install. readme file says to
type in the run file the following (to unzip the tar file)
tar zxvf netscape-i686-pc-linux-gnu-installer.tar.gz
Nothing happens.
How do I relate this to the directory where the file is located?
Please explain how to unzip the file.
Thank you
John Higgins.
 
Old 11-11-2002, 04:19 PM   #2
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First you'll want to find the file. If your logged in as a regular user most likely it downloaded by default into your user's /home directory. If not sure use the command find to find it, something like this:

find / -name netscape-i686-pc-linux-gnu-installer.tar.gz

Once found, just cd into that directory where it resides, then check out our tar glossary term here or man tar for all the details in unzipping a tar file.
 
  


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