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Old 04-30-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
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Where to "unzip" tar files?


When downloading a tar file, should I put it in it's own directory and then run the tar command? Or will running the tar command create a directory for the files? I think I have a handle on how to go about the rest of the install, but just don't know where to put them.

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Old 04-30-2004, 11:23 PM   #2
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I personally use /usr/local because of the way I have my drive partitioned, but you can really put it just about anywhere you want and yes it will create it's own directory.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 11:29 PM   #3
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just put it where you will remember where it is...
I usually put them in my home dir, because the
install will put them in usr/local...and yes, they
will make their own dir
 
Old 04-30-2004, 11:29 PM   #4
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I have a directory called Downloads that is a branch of /home/USERNAME and do everything from there but the only problem is that everything creates its own directory in there.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 11:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick replies and top notch help. Man, this site is great!
 
Old 04-30-2004, 11:55 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by BajaNick
I have a directory called Downloads that is a branch of /home/USERNAME and do everything from there but the only problem is that everything creates its own directory in there.
Cool, that's exactly what I do. I also have a script that I run with cron every week that empties that directory. It works well, but if I unpack binaries like firefox or openoffice I have to move them before they get deleted!

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