Posts Tagged ‘linux’

Linux/Unix 101: Using “tar” And “gzip” To Create and Extract Files From Archives

The tar program is used to collect many files into one larger file usually for archival purposes. The gzip program is used to compress large files. Creating a compressed tar file: tar cvf archive.tar some_directory/ gzip -9 archive.tar The first command creates the file archive.tar which contains a copy of all files and subdirectories in […]

Unable to build vmhgfs module

I had trouble building the vmhgfs module (the one that allows shared folders between guest and host computers) when trying to install VMWare Tools in Ubuntu 7.10 running in VMware Workstation 6.0.2 build-59824 on Windows XP. I was getting the following error: Trying to find a suitable vmhgfs module for your running kernel. None of […]