[olpc-help] HELP! Removing files from OLPC using linux??

Steve Holton sph0lt0n at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 07:49:01 EDT 2008

Removing the tar file is also done from within the Terminal activity.

First you have to find it.

1. Start the Terminal activity as you did before.

2. LiSt the file to see if it is in your current directory (it should
be) by typing (exactly)

ls install*

The 'ls' command (LiSt) shows the files present in the current
directory. One of these should be the


file created by wget.

3. ReMove this file by typing:

rm install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

Hope this helps.

Also note: In my browser, the OLPCNEWS page you cite has the final
link to the rpm -i URL displayed as (seemingly):

(which is wrong)

it should instead be


(and appears to be linked correctly.)

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 2:05 AM, flossie <flossdawgg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a new XO user and have never used  Linux. I recently followed
> instructions to download a Flash Player zip file (here is a link to
> the instructions -->
> http://www.olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=831.msg23252;topicseen
> The zip file opened  into three files, but none of the steps after
> "tar xvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz" work. I keep getting
> error messages. It wont let me make a directory (mkdir, I assume) or
> move the files (mv, I assume). Now I just want to get rid of the
> unzipped files altogether so they don't take up space, but I have no
> idea how to work Linux. I know, I probably shouldn't have followed
> directions if I couldn't reverse them, but now I'm stuck  and need
> help.
> I'd appreciate any advice you can give.
> Thank you,
> Flossie
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Steve Holton
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