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Help with Zipping and Tarring

To unzip a file (.Z):

  1. download the appropriate file and exit ftp
  2. type 'uncompress filename.tar' - note, don't include the .Z

To untar a file (.tar):

  1. type 'mkdir new_name' - substitute an appropriate name for new_name
  2. type 'mv filename.tar new_name' - filename is from above
  3. type 'cd new_name'
  4. type 'tar -xvf filename.tar'

To compile for usage:

  1. type 'make filename'
  2. type 'filename' to launch the application

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