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I downloaded a file named "input-wacom-0.14.0.tar.bz2" And the site says the way to unpack is to type in terminal: tar xjvf input-wacom-0.14.0.tar.bz2 cd input-wacom-0.14.0 But when I type that into ...
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    "No such File or Directory". What Should I do?


    I downloaded a file named "input-wacom-0.14.0.tar.bz2"
    And the site says the way to unpack is to type in terminal:
    tar xjvf input-wacom-0.14.0.tar.bz2
    cd input-wacom-0.14.0

    But when I type that into terminal it says:
    tar (child): input-wacom-0.14.0.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

    What should I do? Am I supposed to put the file somewhere specific?

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    Which Linux distro/version are you using? Is there any reason for installing package manually?

    Execute ls command before tar and make sure that ls lists input-wacom-0.14.0.tar.bz2 file in output.
    I would suggest you to check this tutorial too. How to install Packages manually?
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    Before you type 'tar ...' you need to make sure you're in the directory where you downloaded in the terminal.
    If you downloaded it via a web browser, it will ususally be located in /home/<username>/Downloads
    So, make sure you cd to that directory first.

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    Do you have proper permissions? Try again with root user. And also check your current working directory, if it is same as your downloads directory.

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