How do I install newly released LibreOffice under Debian, Ubuntu or Fedora Linux?
I know how to open .rar file under Linux, but how do you open .rar file under Apple OS X UNIX using command line and GUI tools options?
Q. I’ve couple of large tarballs such as www.tar and images.tar. Is it possible to extract a single file or a list of files from a large tarball such as images.tar instead of extracting the entire tarball? How do I extract specific files under Linux / UNIX operating systems?
How do I extract a single file or directory form a tarball under UNIX / Linux shell prompt? How do I restore a single file from /dev/st0 tape device?
Q. I would like to install latest and greatest Mozilla thunderbird mail client under Linux.
How do I download and install the same to read emails?
A. Mozillaâ€™s Thunderbird 2 email application is more powerful than ever. Thunderbird 2 features many new enhancements to help you better manage your unruly inbox, and stay informed. Thunderbird 2 scales to the most sophisticated organizational needs while making it easy to find what you need. It is the best mail/news client with RSS and integrated spam filter support.
Download Thunderbird to your Linux desktop
=> Visit this site to download Thunderbird
Thunderbird 2.0 installation – Just untar file and install it
Let us say you would like to install thunderbird in your own home directory called /home/jerry/. Open X terminal and type following command.
Copy your downloaded file to /home/tom/ and untar it:
$ cp /home/tom/Desktop/thunderbird-220.127.116.11.tar.gz .
$ tar -zxvf thunderbird-18.104.22.168.tar.gz
Now software was installed. To start Thunderbird mail client, enter:
$ cd thunderbird
How do I install thunderbird for everyone?
Install thunderbird in /opt directory. Login as root user:
# cd /opt
# mkdir thunderbird
# cd thunderbird
# cp /home/tom/Desktop/thunderbird-22.214.171.124.tar.gz .
# tar -zxvf thunderbird-126.96.36.199.tar.gz
To start thunderbird, enter:
$ /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird &
How do I create thunderbird icon on my desktop?
Right click on your Linux desktop
Select Create Launcher
Fill the details as follows:
- Set name to : Thunderbird
- Set command to : /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird
- Set comment to : My Email Client
- Hit OK to create an ICON
A note about Ubuntu / Debian Linux user
If you are using Ubuntu / Debian Linux, open terminal and type the following command to install thunderbird:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
Q. How do I open .daa file under Linux or UNIX or Windows?
A. You need to use PowerISO for Linux (windows xp/vista/2000 user see below)– This is a free utility for linux which can extract, list, and convert image files (including ISO, BIN, DAA, and other formats). Type “poweriso -? ” for detailed usage information. It is a disk image format that supports advanced features, such as compression, password protection, and splitting to multiple volumes.
Update: Checkout AcetoneISO – a GUI utility for Linux and the disk image emulator that mounts images of DVD and CD media. It can open your .daa file.
Open .daa file – Linux only program
Download poweriso here. Or use wget program:
$ wget http://poweriso.com/poweriso-1.2.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf poweriso-1.2.tar.gz
Task: list all files and directories in root direcory of /mnt/iso/obsd39/cd39.iso
$ ./poweriso list /mnt/iso/obsd39/cd39.iso /
$ ./poweriso list /mnt/iso/obsd39/cd39.iso / -r
Convert files/directories from .daa image file
Convert image file to other format. For example convert image.daa to standard iso file, enter:
$./poweriso convert image.daa -o image.iso -ot iso
Extract files/directories from image file
Extract all files and directories in root directory of /mnt/iso/obsd39/cd39.iso to /tmp recursively:
$ ./poweriso extract image.iso / -od /tmp
Task: Display help
Type poweriso -? for help:
$ ./poweriso -?
Open daa file – MS Windows only program
You need to use special shareware program called PowerISO to open .daa extension files. This program only works under MS-Windows. See PowerISO web site for more information.
Download a free copy of PowerISO (trial version i.e. try it before you purchase software) for MS-Windows.