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    Question Hey How Do I Use Tar Files

    Hey I Want to install a theme and the techmon system monitor on SUSE 11. I downloaded the tar which is basically a zip file. once I open them I don't know what to do with them. I'm kinda new to Linux. can some one please help me on to what to do and were to do it on Linux. thanks
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    Default Re: Hey How Do I Use Tar Files

    What is the name of the theme? You probably have downloaded the source file, which you must install by compiling it. A better way is to search for a package of it.

    To use the karamba theme, first install superkaramba. After that extract the file, inside the folder there's a .theme file. Double click on it to install it.

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    Default Re: Hey How Do I Use Tar Files

    Wich superkaramba do i use..i have suse 11
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    Default Re: Hey How Do I Use Tar Files

    have u read the README file in the .tar file?
    have u read the INSTALL file in the .tar file?
    Have u read the installation instructions from the site u downloaded it?
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    Default Re: Hey How Do I Use Tar Files

    A tar file is exactly like a zip file, in that a number of files have been put together in one file. tar files aren't necessarily compressed, so often a tar file is then compressed with bzip2 or gzip. You'll often see these files listed as tar.bz2 or tar.gz

    You can open these with an exactraction program (like Ark in KDE) and extract them just like you'd extract a zip file in Windows.

    I don't use SuperKaramba, so I can't help you with importing themes.

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Hey How Do I Use Tar Files

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    Well, that's not entirely true. A tar file is exactly like a zip in
    that it can contain multiple other files but the TAR format on its own
    is NEVER compressed. For compression you must use something else like
    zip, bzip, gzip, etc. Most applications have enough brains to do the
    decompression and tar contents viewing in one step for you making this
    seamless, or the opposite creating compressed archives in one step
    instad of two.

    Good luck.





    enderandrew wrote:
    | A tar file is exactly like a zip file, in that a number of files have
    | been put together in one file. tar files aren't necessarily
    | compressed, so often a tar file is then compressed with bzip2 or gzip.
    | You'll often see these files listed as tar.bz2 or tar.gz
    |
    | You can open these with an exactraction program (like Ark in KDE) and
    | extract them just like you'd extract a zip file in Windows.
    |
    | I don't use SuperKaramba, so I can't help you with importing themes.
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    Default Re: Hey How Do I Use Tar Files

    Quote Originally Posted by CCSuse View Post
    Hey I Want to install a theme and the techmon system monitor on SUSE 11. I downloaded the tar which is basically a zip file. once I open them I don't know what to do with them. I'm kinda new to Linux. can some one please help me on to what to do and were to do it on Linux. thanks
    When I was getting started, I did the Linux Online Lessons, Beginner's & Intermediate online courses @ Linux Online - Linux Courses. Untar is lesson #15.
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    kab123 NNTP User

    Default Re: Hey How Do I Use Tar Files

    Type 'man tar' at prompt "read info"
    then open .tar in Ark
    Have fun

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