I have just come downloading a software called testdisk-6.14-WIP.linux26.tar.bz2. Therefore I'm wondering how to deal with the installation.


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testdisk is in the ubuntu repositories

sudo apt-get install testdisk

Installing from the repositories is the prefered method.

You may need to enable the universe repository.


See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu

and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware

  • For 12.04 and later, you probably won't need to enable Universe, as it is usually enabled.
    – Thomas Ward
    Mar 8, 2013 at 20:16

From their Step by Step wiki, you just have to untar the file:

tar xvjf testdisk-6.14-WIP.linux26.tar.bz2

and then run as root, e.g.:

sudo testdisk-6.14/testdisk_static

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