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cli-tarHow do I install a tar.gz file using the command line?

Installing a tar.gz file using the command line is a simple process.

  1. First, you need to extract the file:
tar -xvzf file.tar.gz

This will extract the file into the current directory.

  1. Next, you need to navigate to the directory with the extracted files:
cd file
  1. Finally, you can install the files:
make install

The configure command prepares the files for installation, the make command compiles the files, and the make install command installs the files.

Code explanation


  • tar -xvzf file.tar.gz: Extract the file
  • cd file: Navigate to the extracted files directory
  • ./configure: Prepare the files for installation
  • make: Compile the files
  • make install: Install the files

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