Questions that relate to managing and using compressed archives of files.

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List all archive files

How can I get the list of all archive files in a folder recursively without knowing the file extension?
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Creating an archive fast

I have a big folder with hundreds of thousands of files. Total size is 10GB The idea is that I want to archive this folder so I can transfer it to another server faster than file by file. I tried ...
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Installing wavetomidi (tar.gz archive)

I'm trying to install wavetomidi (http://sourceforge.net/projects/wavetomidi/) but it won't work... It's a tar.gz archive, so I extracted it. I then ran ./configure, but it told me to install ...
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Find and search inside encrypted compressed files

I want to get a list of all contents inside a (ZipCrypto) password protected zip archive inside the terminal. Also, how can I filter/search specific file types using grep (Can I)?
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Find and search inside all compressed files

I need to search my entire hard-drive for files, such as images, in compressed archives(e.g. zip, gzip, bzip etc...). Note, that this search is not exclusively images. The - yet to be posted - ...
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Unable to open files in archives with Pinta after installing Inkscape

Since installing Inkscape I have been unable to open image files stored in archives (.zip, .tar.gz, etc) in Pinta. I have it installed, and here is the output of sudo apt-get install pinta: Reading ...
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Recursively Extract all 7z

I have many 7z archives nested in many subfolders, and want to extract all these archives into the folders in which they reside, then delete the original archives. I have found how to do this, while ...
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How to install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu?

I just downloaded VSCode-linux-x64 from the Microsoft website. It's a 62 MB zip file. How can I install it on my Ubuntu system?
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Restoring a new install of Ubuntu from a .tar.gz backup

I have created a backup of my system using .tar.gz archive. Followed this example. Now I want a new install of Ubuntu on my other computer and want to carry accross my backup which contains all the ...
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Bruteforce aes-256 encrypted 7zip archive with rarcrack

Gi, guys. My problem is that I encrypted some files with 7zip (AES-256), but I forgot the password for the archive. As I see it, the solutions are brute forcing it with john the ripper or RarCrack. ...
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Unable to create or extract archives in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity

Here's my problem: I want to create/extract archives (like .zip or .tar.gz) from my file manager in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity. But when I right-click a file, the options simply are not there. When I ...
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Juju charm, what to do when you can't reach archive.ubuntu.com?

I'm writing a Juju Charm for StrongSwan to auto-configure a VPN server. One of the things I noticed with the CharmHelpers code is that the apt_update() function only checks for DPKG lock. I want to ...
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OpenOffice files open with Archive Manager by default [duplicate]

If I double click a .odt (OpenOffice Document) file that's on a 4TB MyBook USB drive plugged into my router it tries to open it in Archive Manager. I have to right click it, go to "open with..." and ...
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.zip file not getting extracted

I have downloaded linux game Urban Terror using flareget download manager which is 1.7 GB. The download seems to be completed without errors but it is not getting opened with archive manager and I get ...
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How to delete temp files created by Archive Manager?

I used Archive Manager to extract files from an archive, but there wasn't enough free disk space. After the process crashed my disk remained full and I am unable to locate and delete what is filling ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 create password protected archive

I installed Kubntu 14.10 and when trying to create a new rar or 7z arhive, I see no option of adding a password to protect the file. What should I do in order to have this option from dolphin menu?
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How to create a common base folder with tar and how to rename folders?

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and the whole Linux environment though I'm a computer scientist and I want to become familiar with the basic commands. At the moment I am working with .tar and .tar.gz ...
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1.9 GB iso file is shown empty [closed]

I recently downloaded a windows game which is 1.9 GB iso file. I mounted it to install with wine and I know it works with wine but no files are shown at all!!! EMPTY! Extracted it but still EMPTY!!! ...
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trying to install software get “An error occurred while loading the archive”

I am trying to load AVG on a friends Ubuntu 14. system and all I get is this error message: "An error occurred while loading the archive". I know there has been no maintenance done on this system and ...
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Archive manager which has integration into Nemo except File Roller (Archive Manager)?

I mean something like "Extract Here" and "Compress..." menus on right-click.
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Failing to unrar files

I'm sorry to ask this, but all of the questions along similar lines I could find have been answered by installing unrar/7zip. So, I received a book in the form of a .rar archive of jpegs. ...
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lzma: initrd.lz: File format not recognized

I'm using this command to extract initrd.lz archive file: lzma -dc -S .lz initrd.lz | cpio -id For ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso/casper/initrd.lz this command is working perfect. But for ...
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Why does the password for a zip-file not work?

I've tried to unpack a password-protected zip-file on Ubuntu 14.04. Although I am absolutely sure the password I use is correct the built-in unzip-function gives an "unknown error".
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How can I archive dd's output directly possibly without using any compression?

It has been determined already in this question that tar cannot read input from stdin. How else can a dd output be archived directly possibly without using any compression? The purpose of doing ...
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I Develop a project on “monodevelop” but stuck in debugging it from .exe file. What should I do?

I have developed a project using monodevelop and saved it. The monodevelop as usual created a .exe file of it for me, But problem with the project is that,"It works perfect, When I start debugging it ...
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Cannot unzip an archive

I've just recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, but when I tried to unzip an archive downloaded from the internet, it failed. I tried 'dragging & dropping' it from the archive and the extract ...
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How can I associate MAFF file format with firefox

I have been saving web pages in MAFF fromat but in ubuntu these files are associated with fileroller. How can I change this so that it always opens with firefox?
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14.04 server not connecting to install

I'm trying to install server 14.04 and am trying to get to the mirrors but none is working. (I can get it running online). I am also having a hard time understanding the other mirrors if someone can ...
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Convert from one archive type to another using CLI

If a particular archive type has to be converted into another format (eg - tar.gz to zip), then one can open the archive using file-roller and go to - Archive -> Save As -> (select the extension) ...
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Set 7z compression level using GUI in Ubuntu

Archive Manager, or file-roller, doesn't seem to have the option to set the compression level for 7z files. However, the windows client 7-zip has an option to do so using GUI - On Ubuntu/Linux, ...
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Installing files from archive cache

How to make a backup of apt archive cache? If I make a backup of the archive cache can I install the applications in the current system to any system, which is running the same OS, using the archive ...
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Can Ubuntu open .tgz archive from TotalCommander?

I created .tgz archive via Total Commander on Windows, can I later open it on Ubuntu? And is it the same as .tar.gz? Thanks
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Is there a utility to extract/compress files using any type of archiving algorithm?

Usually I use tar for *.tar archives, zip/unzip for *.zip, 7z for *.7z , etc... Is there an über utility that combine all algorithms? Here is pseudo usage of this utility: Extracting: $ unpack ...
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Lossless Compression using rsync

When using the -z mode to compress data when running rsync, is the compression lossless? sudo rsync -az /path_to/A /path_to/B How can one ensure that any compression would be lossless?
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alternative of dmg for ubuntu (to password protect folders)

I used dmg files on Mac osx to password protect files. I can create a password protected zip file. But decompression is very long for big files. On other hand dmg are so fast in mounting. So is ...
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downloading software problem [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu and don't understand why I keep getting a message "an error occurred while loading the archive" every time I try to install downloaded software? I can't seem to install anything.
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Extract here option and Source code for Thunar File manager

Please anyone can paste me the source code for Extract Here option in Thunar File Manager. Any type of script i.e Python OR Shell Script OR PHP is OK. Please help me
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How to install from .tar.tar files? [closed]

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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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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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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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.