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How to install from .tar.tar files? [on hold]

I have a problem trying to install some drivers for my printer. I have a .tar archive with some .tar.tar archives and .deb archives. I wonder how can I install them. Uncle Google told me only about ...
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Create a manifest of the home folder?

I want to create a file manifest (list of file/folder names, directory structure, and file metadata) of my home folder. I do not want the actual content of the files to be saved. How can this be done ...
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Zip Files Corrupt - Possibly Missing Header

I have some ZIP files, most of which extract, but some do not. An example of one can be found here: https://mega.co.nz/#!bsxzVabT!3F3NN-deONxYs5q8_8bY3hUxTMX9YmfshWR07awGlYE Looking at the files in ...
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Failed to load session Ubuntu + to fetch dz.archive.ubuntu.com

I was downloading some updates like almost every day so a message about some files to remove or replace I think (I'm not sure) has appeared and I've accepted to replace without knowing -I confess- ...
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CRC error when trying to open archive with gzip/tar

When I run the command tar xvf ns-allinone-2.28.tar.gz it gives the following error: ns-allinone-2.28/tclcl-1.16/tkAppInit.cc gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--crc error tar: Child returned ...
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How do I install ubuntu server OS without internet?

I donwloaded ubuntu server 14. I tried to install the server on my desktop and I get this error "Bad archive mirror". I tried skipping the step but the system still brings me back to this error. ...
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How to extract archive or change permissions when there are “read-only file system” errors?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and having a problem changing the file permission of a .zip file. I can neither extract it nor change file permissions. When I extract it by command unzip ...
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Used up software Linux Downloads folder?

I`ve been using Linux for four month. Mint Qiana,Peppermint 3, Lubuntu14.04.1. When I set up my printer, I downloaded the following: cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4-2.i386.deb --Archive ...
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Installing from Tar.gz Permission Denied

Total Linux noob. I have worked in the WinTel world as a network/sys admin for going on twenty years. Its time for me to get my feet wet with Ubuntu. Let me preface this with the following: I have ...
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7z “is not supported archive” while updating an archive

While updating an archive we are getting this error: $ 7za u -pPasswored -mhe=on -r -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m '-x!temp' filename.7z /home/software Error: XXXXXXX.7z is not supported archive ...
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Why does archive manager extract files out of folders?

There are a lot of archives I'm trying to extract, but when i extract a folder with files in it or a folder with many folders and files in it, all the files are extracted out of the folders. How do i ...
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Archive format with index table that preserves executable bit?

The title basically sums it up. I like how zip is fast (basically you can instantly open it and look what's inside), but I need to keep executable flag for files, like tar.gz does. Is there any ...
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What can 7zip do that archive manager cannot?

7zip is very popular in the Ubuntu Software Centre. But Ubuntu comes with its own Archive Manager, which appears to support many formats, both compression and decompression. What can 7zip do that ...
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generate printer logs

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with an EPSON WF 2540 printer. The printer drivers come from the Epson Linux download centre and so far have been working ok. The question here for me is how to log every ...
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Getting error with Archive Manager

I downloaded a big .iso file (8GB) and it does not seem to work. When I tried to extract the same with archive manager, I am getting attached error. Is my .iso file corrupt? I also tried to check ...
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Why can't I extract a .rar archive?

I have installed unrar and have been using the command sudo unrar x filename.rar in the terminal but it gives me this error: No such file or directory, No file to extract I have looked through all ...
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how to recompress a .deb package

I have a .deb file that needed to be altered. I have decompressed the .deb file and made the necessary changes. How to I re-compress the file back into a .deb file.
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How to Delete Extracted Files

I was trying to install some custom themes on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday, but with little success. The next day I realized that my failed attempts at getting a theme going resulted ...
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How to go into a directory from an archive using the terminal?

Like I use cd to go into a normal directory, how to cd into a directory from an archive (compressed file, such as .zip, .tar.gz, etc.) and see its content using the terminal? Is this possible?
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How to edit a read-only archive?

I have an archive type supported by file-roller and the properties for it have NOT been set to read-only. When I open it, however, I am unable to modify its contents as the file appears to be ...
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I get an error when I try to compile DAR on 12.04, how can I fix solve this?

Install DAR 2.4.12 from source because latest version ubuntu package is 2.4.2. ./configure --prefix=/usr dar and libdar have been successfully configured with the following parameters: LIBDAR ...
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Audio player that supports ZIP archives

Is there anything better than rhythmbox, which does not support navigation between tracks inside archives?
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How can I know how many archived logs are saved?

In /var/log/apt, I am seeing: $ /var/log/apt $ ls -l total 100 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3343 Feb 14 22:34 history.log -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2156 Jan 31 06:03 history.log.1.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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Can I discover the format of archive?

Not long I have decided to make a compress of my archives .deb / tar.gz, on only one archive. No problem I compress, and I used split command to break that archive in many parts to (upload - backup) ...
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How to list files in an incomplete rar (Or any other archive type) file?

I'm downloading a rar file but it's a huge file and I need to make sure that I'm downloading what I really need. Is there a way I can only list the files in this file before having to completely ...
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Problem with extracting tar.gz files

I was downloading something today and when I tried to extract it, a window pop out saying : An error ocurred while extracting files. Error setting owner: operation not permitted I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Unable to play quake live on U12.04 with firefox 25. 0.1

I'm unable to open the file, which you download from the quake live site, in Archive manager. The following error is shown: Archive: /tmp/QuakeLiveSetup_841.exe [/tmp/QuakeLiveSetup_841.exe] ...
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archive manager error message in 13.10

I have several downloads in archive manager, but when I try to load them I get "error occurred when loading this archive". Any suggestions or solutions?
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Everything opens in Archive manager [duplicate]

Everything I've tried to install has opened in Archive manager. Even if the file says that it's executable it still opens in archive manager. There aren't any executable files inside the archive ...
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Archiving with rsync

I want to back up my data to an external hard drive. So far, I used to directly copy and paste each version of my home directory. This creates many versions of home directory. Many files are common ...
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Unzip command is Archiving instead of Extracting

I m trying to unzip "Data.zip" into the current directory using: unzip Data.zip But i get a prompt: Archive: Data.zip replace /home/jaggib/Data.zip? [y]es, [n]o, [A]ll, [N]one, [r]ename:' It ...
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Archive manager that extracts into new folder named after archive

file-roller, xarchive, 7zip (with a tedious workaround) have the following workflow: Extract the files in the folder containing myarchive without creating a folder myarchive and extracting into ...
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Corrupted 7z file

I recently wanted to try out Fedora. So I transfered all my files to it via USB. Then I got frustrated with it, placed all my files in a 7z archive and then copied them back to the drive. Now, every ...
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apt-get not recognizing downloaded archives

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I previously had Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and had all the archives in the /var/cache/apt/archives/ stored to a removable disk. After installing 13.10 I copied all my archives ...
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Decompression Program with support for special symbols? (Japanese)

I've recently gotten UTAU on Ubuntu (Through Wine / PlayOnLinux) and I've tried installing some voicebanks. I know that the default Ubuntu Archive Manager does not handle Japanese, and the tutorial I ...
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how to detremine why unrar is failing // file name restrictions

I installed ? (at least I hope so !!) unrar with sudo apt-get install unrar-free I tried from Archive Manager Archive Manager displays the existence of files inside the Archive.rar After the ...
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How to compile .deb file from package archives?

How do I make .deb package file from these archives? http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit3/bfgminer/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/
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Automated Backups + Encryption

I have set up my Ubuntu 12.04LTS machine as a Subversion server. I have a cloud-based backup system which routinely backs up files of mine (CrashPlan) to an online server, as well as to a backup NAS ...
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How do I unzip multiple files in a directory, not from the terminal?

I have a very large directory of zipped files, and unzipping them via the terminal using unzip \\*.gz returns the following error: End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file ...
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Difftar archive not supported

How do I open difftar files? When I try to extract them I get the error 'archive type not supported'
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Running a .run file?

When I ran to Nvidia's website to download their 64bit Linux drivers, it downloaded a file named "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.49.run". Since this wasn't a file extension I'd seen before, I assumed double ...
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How to quickly extract all kinds of archived files from command-line?

Many times I need to extract different kinds of archived files using commad-line. But not all the time I remember the exact command for any type of file archive. So, I have to waste time and search ...
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archive.ubuntu.com deb file missing. How do i find it? [closed]

I can't install a package because it needs this one which is missing: Fails to install because this isn't found: ...
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How to reliably determine all folders not used in last 7 days?

I'm writing a script for cleanup job. The script needs to cleanup all folders which are not accessed for more than 7 days. Currently I'm using - for sub_folder in * ; do if [ -z $(find $sub_folder ...
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select packages related to some program in apt archive

Suppose that I have installed a program "someProgram". Now, I want to select the .deb packages that were downloaded into /var/cache/apt/archive folder. How can I select the packages related to ...
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Unrar: Resulting files vanishing

Ok, so I have a directory which contains a whole load of folders containing RAR files, which I'd like to use a script to recursively unrar. The script I have seems to work (extracting the resulting ...
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Extraction of incomplete .rar file

I added a torrent for download about a month ago which is in .rar format. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to proceed any further than 91.01% due to unavailability of seeders. Whenever I try to open ...
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Compression or Decompression

My question is that if I have two files suppose : file_1.gz and file_2.gz then can I compress these to files into another compressed file ex file_1+2.gz (Just a name.) The catch is that I dont ...
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Which archive format does not read/extract whole archive when extracting single file?

As the title states, I have a few large archives (currently in .7z and .tar.gz format) stored on a remote location which I access via sshfs. I often find myself needing to extract one or two files ...
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Unrar fails when accents are present in filenames

I have the rar package installed. Double clicking on .rar files opens the file in Archive manager. It works fine when folders or files use only characters with no accentuation, but if there is some ...