linux how to install tar gz


as the first thing you have to extract .tar.gz file because it is compressed archive similar .zip file. Use command tar:

tar -xzf file.tar.gz

To see which files are being extracting use option "v".

When the extracting is done, change directory:

cd extracted_directory

It is recommended read the INSTALL/README files to know if you need additional dependencies.

Usual steps:


If your software does not have configure file, you can skip this step and continue typing:


Command make will compile all the source files into executable binaries.

sudo make install

Make install will install the binaries and dependencies files into the appropriate location.

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