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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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Archive Manager/File Roller does nothing

I am trying to right-click and compress a file, and nothing is happening. It doesn't matter what compression format I choose, it just says "Adding the files to "filename.ext"," with .ext being the ...
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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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'E:The package linux-headers-3.2.0-50 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'

'E:The package linux-headers-3.2.0-50 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.' I have tried everything with this and to no avail. All commands given through the terminal will ...
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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 ...
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An error occurred while copying a file into an archive folder

I am trying to drag .png files into a folder in a .jar archive. The error additionally occurs with .zips as well. I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on an ext4 filesystem with default filemanager for ...
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Ark. Extraction failed because of an unexpected error

I have this error when I try extract my archive in Ark program: Extraction failed because of an unexpected error. How to extract despite the error? The file is 60gb...
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Problem with extract a .tar.gz file

I've Download a '.tar.gz' file from here. File size is 152 MB. Downloaded file size is 450 MB on my computer !! I tried to extract that file but i get below error : gzip: stdin: invalid ...
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RAR archives can't extract [duplicate]

I tried to extract a RAR archive and I couldn't. I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I could extract zip files but not RAR. What can I do? Is there a good free extracter for Ubuntu 12.04?
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How to preview contents of an online archive before download [closed]

How can I preview contents of an archive, (.zip, .tar, .rar etc) which is available in internet, before downloading it? eg: UC browser in phone can preview .zip, .tar etc file
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Unrar files spanned across multiple DVDs

I am just starting to get the hang of Ubuntu, so please bear with me. I want to extract a RAR file of size 8GB. Now I have backed up the file on 2 DVDs after splitting the files in 40 pieces of 200MB ...
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Integration of archives navigation in nautilus

Would there be a tool to integrate the navigation in the content of an archive in Nautilus, instead of using Archive Manager?
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Error while installing applications - “An error occurred while loading the archive.”

I'm a complete novice to Ubuntu and like it a lot from first impression but I haven't gotten very far since getting it up and running several days ago. I loaded 12.10 on an old e-Machine that someone ...
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Is there an archiver for Ubuntu with a GUI providing multiple information during action?

I would like one that would provide during action some more information like percentage and speed. When archives are big archiving takes a lot of time and resources, and the computer seem to lag, ...
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RhythmBox only plays downloaded music when the Archive Manager is open

Ubuntu 12.04. I have downloaded some music (They're in a ZIP format, by the way), and they play fine, and the NotifyOSD comes up, as usual. But when I play the music, the Archive Manager HAS to stay ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 cannot archive folder on desktop

When I right click a folder on the desktop, there's no option to archive it. I actually have to open up the Thunar file manager, navigate to the desktop folder, and right click on the folder in order ...
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TAR by file creation date and extraction of a file by its file name

Obviously, there are a lot of web pages on TAR out there. However, I have not been able to find a suitable Google query to determine if what I want is even possible. I have found items such as: ...
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Archive Manager is causing Nautilus to hang, how do I troubleshoot this?

I downloaded a tar.gz file and opened it with archive manager. When I try to copy files and folders from the archive, the copy files process will hang after a few files has been copied successfully. ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable ibqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.7.4)

I am trying to install b1freearchiver_current_stable_i386, but, I get an error that: b1freearchiver: Depends: libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.7.4) but 4:4.7.0-0ubuntu2~lucid1~ppa2 is to be installed after ...
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How do I batch delete a specific file inside multiple rar archives?

I have about 1000 rar files, that randomly contains an EXE file named:"JPG-Crack.exe". I need to delete it from all archives without harming the other archive content. thanks
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Help: cannot install a gz package on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit

I am a new Ubuntu user. I'm trying to install a package in a file called VNC-Viewer-5.0.3-Linux-x86.gz. I keep having problems. The package is in my folder: ...