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Help a beginner please

From: Octave Ryan
Subject: Help a beginner please
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 10:12:09 -0000

Just installed Debian and Octave.


Now want to install the package ‘comminications-1.0.4.tar.gz’


At the octave:1> prompt I gave the command ‘pkg install home/Downloads/communications-1.0.4.tar.gz’


(as the file ‘communications-1.0.4.tar.gz’ is in the folder called ‘Downloads’ on my desktop)


Now I get the message:

tar: option requires an argument – f

try ‘tar –help’ or ‘tar –usage’ for more information.

Warning: implicit conversion from scalar to string

Error: tar: tar exited with status = @


However when I try ‘tar –help’ or ‘tar –usage’ or try ‘tar help’ or ‘tar usage’ I get ‘syntax error’.


Please Help.   Many Thanks.


J.A. Ryan (Malawi, Central Africa).




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