Tim@DESKTOP-U5GV7MN:~> sha256sum ~/Downloads/jetbrains-toolbox-1.17.7018.tar.gz
Tim@DESKTOP-U5GV7MN:~> sudo tar -xzf jetbrains-toolbox-1.17.7018.tar.gz -C /opt
tar (child): jetbrains-toolbox-1.17.7018.tar.gz: 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
I figured I was in the wrong directory, based off of the output… so
Tim@DESKTOP-U5GV7MN:~> cd Downloads
Tim@DESKTOP-U5GV7MN:~/Downloads> sudo tar -xzf jetbrains-toolbox-1.17.7018.tar.gz -C /opt
[sudo] password for root:
This one didn’t throw an error, but it didn’t seem to do anything, either. I’m not sure if it did something I didn’t observe or if it didn’t do anything at all.
Once I verify that I’ve done the extraction of the tar.gz correctly, the next step is…
Execute the jetbrains-toolbox binary from the extracted directory to run the Toolbox App and select which product and version you want to install. After you run the Toolbox App for the first time, it will automatically add the Toolbox App icon to the main menu.
Glad to hear you found your solution, and I guess some kudos to the maintainers of your Desktop which made your solutions possible and working.
But FYI the next time you run into what you tried to do earlier…
You did determine that you need to be in the same directory as the TAR file you’re trying to extract, else you have to describe the path to that file and probably would also best include setting output so you know where the result is. To avoid complexity, just do what you did which was to cd to the directory of your binary.
When you say you extracted the file but didn’t see a result, I assume you’re using a graphical file manager. Most file managers won’t automatically refresh to display changes. If you’re running your commands in a console, you should “ls” to display the contents of your directory.