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    New to Mandrake 10.0


    Hi i am completely new to linux and have been using windows for 10 years i do not know how to install programems can anyone give any help?

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    mandrake uses urpmi. a good tutorial on installing programs can be found here:
    http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials...ial-19957.html

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    Thanks i'll tell you if i get to install anything

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    tar -zxvf <filename> <--- what is the filename i dont understand it it says

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    tar -zxvf <filename>

    what sdo i put? in the filename can somebody give me a example?

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    Code:
    tar xvfz bash-2.3.tar.gz
    tar xvfz fileutils.tar.gz
    tar xvfz filename.tar.gz

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    Ok for the fun of it i want to install a game called hereos
    The folder name isheroes-0.5.tar.gz which has a windwos with a orange sqaure then if i open it it has a blue folder with heroes-0.5 then if i open it it comes with all the content so what would i type in for that code of <filename>

    tar -zxvf <filename>

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    Code:
    tar -zxvf heroes-0.5.tar.gz
    Registered Linux User #371543!
    Get force-get May The Source Be With You
    /dev/null
    /dev/null2

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    Thanks but,
    now it says this

    tar (child): heroes-0.5.tar.g: 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

    [/code]

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    you forgot the "z"

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    Unlucky it said the same thing
    [flint@jppearce src]$ tar -zxvf heroes-0.5.tar.gz
    tar (child): heroes-0.5.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

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