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I have had linux for a while now but I am still very much a giant NOOB, how do you work a source tarball, plz help....
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    I have had linux for a while now but I am still very much a giant NOOB, how do you work a source tarball, plz help.




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    I'm not sure what you mean by "how do you work a source tarball" but if you are trying to untar a file you can use the command:

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    tar -xf filename.tar
    If the filename is more like filename.tar.gz you will also need the z flag:

    Code:
    tar -zxf filename.tar.gz
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    i meant how to open the file, but thnx anyway

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    Welcome to the forums!

    For more information on working with and installing from source, take a look at post #2 in this thread:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html
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