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How to install a .tar.gz file?

I have aircrack.tar.gz file in my disk drive (not installed). I wanna install it via terminal. Please let me know how to install this file.#

i got. manpages packages patches scripts src test AUTHORS ChangeLog common.mak evalrev INSTALLING
LICENSE LICENSE.OpenSSL Makefile patchchk README VERSION . . WHAT CEL I DO now please give me ful process.

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, izx, fossfreedom Jun 22 '12 at 8:25

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Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run this command:

tar -zxvf aircrack-ng-1.1.tar.gz
cd aircrack-ng-1.1
make install

That's it.

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what does this do , I cannot memorize it -zxvf? – DjBmNukez Nov 28 '12 at 6:52

A .tar.gz is an archive. You can extract its files with:

gunzip filename.tar.gz

tar -xf filename.tar

Maybe you could post what you extract of your tar.gz file. It could be a *.deb archive or a make-file with installation files.

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