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So I wanted to play a prank on some friends and tried to install the Mac OSX Lion theme from NoobsLab Mac OSX Lion Theme. To this point, I've only dabbled a bit with linux, so I'm still a little shaky on configuring and installing just about anything.

Anyhow, I run the first command per the instructions, but when I run the second one:

sudo tar -xzvf Mac-Lion-Cursors.tar.gz -C /usr/share/icons

I recieve this error:

tar (child): Mac-Lion-Cursors.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

It seems to only occur with commands that begin with tar.

Any ideas?

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Are you executing the tar command from the directory (folder) that the .tar.gz file is in?

If it's saved in ~/Downloads you need to first navigate to the Downloads folder:

cd ~/Downloads

then continue with the rest of the commands

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The directions on the site tell me to just copy some commands and enter them into the terminal, and there is even a video that shows it being done, but they aren't working. I'll try your suggestion. –  Gage Geigle Feb 5 '12 at 20:03
  1. Paste the 3 short links into your browser and wait for the download to finish;
  2. Move the .tar files to your home folder;
  3. Run the rest of these commands in order, eliminate the 3 commands starts with "wget".
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I'll try your suggestion first. Thanks. –  Gage Geigle Feb 5 '12 at 20:04
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Thanks for your help, but it turns out it was an error with the directions. I had left a comment detailing my problem on the page and they found the problem and fixed it. Again, thank you for taking time to help me with my problem.

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It would be very useful if you can detail the instructions in your answer and also accept your own answer otherwise the question remains unaccepted. –  fossfreedom Feb 6 '12 at 9:33
    
Thanks. I didn't know about that. :P –  Gage Geigle Feb 7 '12 at 14:31

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