The README file for GNUAccounting (which I found on sourceforge.net while looking for an older version of OpenOffice Portable) was written by a programmer who seems to think everyone knows his language... The application comes in a tar.gz file, and it's easy enough to uncompress it to my USB key, but I have a couple of questions.
What does "run" mean in this instruction: Now change into the directory gnuaccounting and run "./gnuaccounting.sh".
How do I "run" a .sh file? What is this file?
Also, under "Additional Features" in that Readme file is this:
To use gnuaccounting portable, use change the shell script/batch file to make use
of the new command line option MainWindow --configPath="PATH".
I'm not sure I understand what this means, and would be grateful for a more detailed description of exactly what I need to do here.