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How to install P4V on Linux

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Problem

The P4V install package is a .tgz archive. How do I use it?

Solution

Issue

The P4V install package is a .tgz archive. How do I use it?

Solution

Simply double-click the file to unpack the archive. If this does not extract the files on your Linux system, use this command to unpack the archive:
tar -xvzf p4v.tgz
This will create a new directory with the name of the application and a version number in the name, such as:
p4v-2012.1.490402
Enter the directory. Open the bin subdirectory.
 
Double-click on p4v to start the application. You can add a shortcut to the application on your desktop.
 
You can add the bin directory to your PATH so that you can launch P4V from anywhere on the command-line. For example:
echo 'export PATH=${PATH}:~/Downloads/p4v-2012.1.490402/bin' >> ~/.bashrc
The exact procedure to edit the PATH can vary depending on your system. Then open a new terminal window and type:
p4v
This will start p4v.
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