Comment 23 for bug 778627

antarus@antarus-glaptop:~$ cd Downloads/
antarus@antarus-glaptop:~/Downloads$ ls
bash_4.2-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb
bash_4.2-2ubuntu2-gg1.debdiff.txt
bash_4.2-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb
antarus@antarus-glaptop:~/Downloads$ ar x bash_4.2-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb
antarus@antarus-glaptop:~/Downloads$ ls
bash_4.2-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb control.tar.gz
bash_4.2-2ubuntu2-gg1.debdiff.txt data.tar.gz
bash_4.2-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb debian-binary
antarus@antarus-glaptop:~/Downloads$ tar -zxf data.tar.gz
antarus@antarus-glaptop:~/Downloads$ ls
bash_4.2-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb control.tar.gz etc typescript.txt
bash_4.2-2ubuntu2-gg1.debdiff.txt data.tar.gz usr
bash_4.2-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb debian-binary1_i386.deb
bin
antarus@antarus-glaptop:~/Downloads$ bin/bash
eantarus@antarus-glaptop:~/Downloads$ echo \$HOME

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