Installing cabal

when I run:
tar -xf cabal-install-
I get an error :
tar : This does not fook like a tar archive
xz : (stdin) : file format not recognized
tar : Child returned status 1
Since I’m rather new to this I’m not sure where the problem is. It looks like a minor compression format issue. Does anyone have any clues on how to fix it?

What does the command file cabal-install- tell you?

I suspect that it may be a HTML error page or similar.

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Thanks erikd it was indeed a html error. I mistyped the donloading link… Pretty silly

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