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I downloaded the file guilg00.gz for the Word Perfect install.  Logged in as root I copied the file to my home directory.  I went out to an Xterm window and ran this:

gunzip guilg00.gz ; tar -xvf guilg00

at the level gui00.gz is located at.  It finds the file then I get an error saying location is read only.  Should I be copying this file to another location?  Also I thought root had full control to the directory by default unless you physically restrict them.  Thanks Mark.
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by:Gyles
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You don't want a - before xvf.

Also tar zxvf allows you to skip the gunzip setp.
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by:willie55
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Thanks, I will try that tonight.  Why would they put the dash in there if it is just causing problems?
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by:willie55
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I think part of this was my fault.  I entered the whole line

gunzip guilg00.gz ; tar -xvf guilg00

instead of 2 separate lines even so it did unzip and tar without the dash.  It is still not installing but I will ask a new question for that.  Thanks.
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