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7.3 Extracting the source code

Go into your download directory and list the contents.

% cd download

% ls -l

As you can see, the filename ends in tar.gz. The tar command turns several files and directories into one single tar file. This is then compressed using the gzip command (to create a tar.gz file).

First unzip the file using the gunzip command. This will create a .tar file.

% gunzip units-1.74.tar.gz

Then extract the contents of the tar file.

% tar -xvf units-1.74.tar

Again, list the contents of the download directory, then go to the units-1.74 sub-directory.

% cd units-1.74

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