unzip in root

I need to get the boa constructor python ide to work in opensuse 11.1. All i need do is unzip the file boa-constructor-0.6.1.src.zip into the python folder.
However i dont know how to get nautilus to open as root which i need as i keep getting the permission denied.

Sometimes the simplist of things…

if you are trying to unzip through a terminal

type command

su

type your password than to do what ever you want with full permissions as root

Thats the thing, i dont know the unzip commands from terminal and i cant change the permissions of the python folder. Just to help the file to unzip is on the desktop and the file it must be extracted to usr/lib/python2.6

Thanks,
steve.

i’m trying to help you but dont mind if i cant clear your problem …

but i can guide you through a correct path

in openSUSE 11.1 you would probably have an application to unzip the zipped files…

if you right click the file you would see
openwith>>ARK

it would read your file and show you the data of the zipped file

later you can extract from that application into a specified folder

hope this would help you

have a nice time

Here’s a way unzip it to anywhere in your /home

Then open a console type su then root pass then
**cp -r /pathToUnziped /PathTopython

**/Geoff

i actually know only how to get the root permissions

from your post i learned a new thing

but does it actually extracts the .src.zip files?

To unzip use tar -xzf zipFileName
use su then cp zipFileName /PathToPython (moves file)
then cd /PathToPython (change to dir)
then tar -xzf zipFileName (unzips file)

For command line stuff read Linux Command Line | Basic, Advanced, Useful commands
and
Linux Command Directory: Index

/Geoff