I have been looking for information on these .tar files. I know that they are Unix version of .zip (right?) Well what I am trying to do is download some perl scripts to use on my website hosted on a Unix server. My PC uses Windows 98 an won't recognize the .tar files for me to open them.
I have asked elsewhere and was told I need to upload the .tar file to my website and unzip it there. I can understand how this works as for the file opening creating the correct directories. I then learned that opening them has something to do with telnet. I downloaded the two programs suggested from a previous post here, but this telnet stuff is way over my head. I can't find anything that explains to me the generic introduction to telnet, an I really can't take the time to spend on this stuff. All I want to do is get the perl script, I have no problem uploading the scripts manualy. Can anyone tell me what I can do? I find that the best scripts are in tar, and it's torture not to be able to use them.
With this telnet, can I have someone else go to my site an open the tar file for me?