Newbie Install Question

Jim Cheetham jim at
Fri Mar 18 04:32:35 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-17 at 22:27 -0600, Tab Gilbert wrote:
> In general, you would probably do something like this:
> cd /tmp
> tar zxvf /home/tab/parano-0.2.0.tar.gz
> cd parano   [or parano-0.2.0, or whatever it is called]
> ls

> I got:
> bookmarks3.7  hig.jpg          test folder
> Desktop       parano-0.2.0.tar.gz 
> tab at ubuntutab:~ $ tar zxvf/home/tab/parano-0.2.0.tar.gz
> tar: Old option `f' requires an argument.
> Try `tar --help' for more information.

Put a space between the "f" and the "/", just as in the example that you
quoted above.

-jim cheetham = jim at egressive dot com,

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