Extract a file into /usr/local

es flag

I need to extract the Go installation file in /usr/local, it suppose to create the folder "go.17.6.linux-amd64" but I get permission denied. How can i resolve this problem? Thank you

The name of the file is go1.17.6.linux-amd64.tar.gz

PS : sorry if i did some grammatical fault English is not my native language

guiverc avatar
cn flag
You can use `sudo` in front of the command you're using to elevate your privileges (assuming you know what the command will do, as it can be dangerous - ie. I usually explore the effects first before I execute commands/expand compressed archives etc).
es flag
Ok thanks, What is the command to extract a file because i was trying this from file explorer.
Bodo avatar
pt flag
@Thibaut What is the name of the installation file? Please [edit] your question to provide this information. Aren't there any installation instructions? It might be better to install a packaged version of the software from the Ubuntu repositories.
es flag
@Bodo I just put the name
stumblebee avatar
mx flag
I would be cautious as @guiverc mentioned. Run `tar -tf go1.17.6.linux-amd64.tar.gz | more` to see the files that will be extracted. Then if you wan to extract the files run `sudo tar -xvf go1.17.6.linux-amd64.tar.gz`
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pt flag
The command in [stumblebee]('s [comment]( will extract the archive into the current directory. I think you have to add option `-z` as `tar -tzf ...` or `tar -xvzf ...` Depending on the contents you have to `cd` to a suitable target directory, e.g. `cd /usr/local`. Can you show a link to the installation instructions?

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