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Old 11-07-2003, 05:46 PM   #1
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TAR.GZ File help!!

I know this has been coverd many a times. Ive searched on it now for about 2 hours to no avail. Heres my problem ...

[root@localhost root]# /home/devin/tmp
sh: /home/devin/tmp: is a directory
[root@localhost root]# tar -xvzf rarlinux-3.2.0.tar.gz
tar (child): rarlinux-3.2.0.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
[root@localhost root]#

This keep occuring. I just suck @ linux bascially but trying to learn :P Thanks for any help!
Old 11-07-2003, 06:03 PM   #2
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To change to a new directory, you have to put the 'cd' command before the directory name...
Old 11-07-2003, 06:05 PM   #3
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[devin@localhost devin]$ cd/home
bash: cd/home: No such file or directory

Just tried to get into the home and this. Im sorry Im very new .
Old 11-07-2003, 06:49 PM   #4
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np np...

cd /home

Make sure and use a space in between 'cd' and the folder... Thats all that's happening..

cd /
cd /home/user

Old 11-07-2003, 06:50 PM   #5
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To get to a new directory type : cd /dirname
after the cd there has to be a space.

As for the tar.gz file type ls to see if it is in your current directory.
If it is not and you don't know where it is type :
cd /
find -name rarlinux-3.2.0.tar.gz

it will print a message like this :

cd to this dir ie( cd /foo/me/bob/)
type tar -xzvf rarlinux-3.2.0.tar.gz

and presto things should be just perfect.
Old 11-07-2003, 09:07 PM   #6
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Thanks alot guys ..Ive learned a ton today from a few friends on and on here from you all! THanks Im sure Ill be back
Old 11-07-2003, 09:17 PM   #7
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Good luck bro. Just a week ago I was where you are. It's daunting, but well worth the pain.


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