I downloaded YOONO-Desktop from http://www.yoono.com/, and I try to install it with the following steps:

[root@localhost mpatil]# tar xfv yoono-destop-1.8.43.tar
tar: yoono-destop-1.8.43.tar: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
[root@localhost mpatil]# tar xfv yoono-destop-1.8.43
tar: yoono-destop-1.8.43: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

This file is in Desktop/Ram/Downloads. But it is showing an error like "no such file or directory". Why is it showing this error?

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    clearly you are not aware of how to navigate in linux. Check this links: linuxcommand.org/lts0020.php and en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Linux_For_Newbies/Command_Line. They will help you understand how to navigate in the command line. – BitsOfNix Oct 28 '13 at 21:22
  • In CentOS 7 bzip2 does not come preinstalled, so you'd need yum -y install bzip2 The error "file not found" is a bit deceiving. – Ray Foss May 25 '16 at 16:32
  • You should edit the question to show exactly the commands you run and the corresponding output. tar xfv yoono-destop-1.8.43.tar will obviously not work if the file is named yoono-desktop-1.8.43‌​.tar.bz2. Also the f option should be immediately followed by the path to the file. – Anthony Geoghegan Dec 4 '17 at 10:44

It sounds from your description that your file is tar wrapped in bzip2. The following should work:

# You can omit the `j` on newer versions of tar
tar jxf yoono-destop-1.8.43.tar.bz2

It also looks like you're in the wrong directory, either go to the correct directory, or pass its full path to tar.

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    this file in Desktop/RAM/Downloads.how to mention this path? and where to mention this path please suggest me... – ram Oct 28 '13 at 6:25
  • @user2854207 tar jxf ~/Desktop/RAM/Downloads/yoono-destop-1.8.43.tar.bz2 – Radu Rădeanu Oct 28 '13 at 6:28
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    @user2854207 The error message is pretty self explanatory -- the file doesn't exist. It's not an issue with tar. Check your spelling and capitalisation, and, of course, that it really exists where you think. – Chris Down Oct 28 '13 at 6:49
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    @user2854207 You're looking at /root/home, not /home, because you're running as root instead of the user owning the section of /home that the file is located inside (and even then, it would just be ~foo/bar, not ~/home/foo/bar. Explicitly specify the path. – Chris Down Oct 28 '13 at 6:56
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    Sorry, I don't have interest in continuing from here. I would just be repeating what I've already said from here on in. Please read what has been said again. – Chris Down Oct 28 '13 at 7:02

You get No such file or directory error because you are logged in a root shell. The home directory of root (/root/) is different by yours (which in your case probably is /home/mpatil/).

So try with:

tar jxf /home/mpatil/Desktop/Ram/Downloads/yoono-desktop-1.8.43.tar.bz2

To be sure 100% about the full path of yoono-desktop-1.8.43.tar.bz2 file, first run as root the following command:


Then run:

locate yoono-desktop-1.8.43.tar.bz2

which will give you the full path of that archived file.

Or you can use find:

find /home -type f -name yoono-desktop-1.8.43.tar.bz2
  • You can see from the prompt they are in the home directory, not /root – PiedPiper Dec 4 '17 at 9:39

you can try install bzip2 by command: yum install bzip2 -y (Centos) and extract again: tar -xjvf yoono-destop-1.8.43.tar.bz2

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