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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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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? [duplicate]

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 ...
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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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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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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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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: ...
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Possible to extract locked archives? [closed]

I would like to bypass the lock on a .rar archive, is this possible?
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How to make archive manager recognize Cyrillic chracters?

I have some files with Russian titles that are archived in a .rar file . When extracting them with the archive manager in Lubuntu, their names contained odd characters and the comment(invalid ...
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How do I compress and split files with terminal?

So what I wanted to do is compress files (using 7zip) and split a 600MB folder into 199MB parts, but sadly when I tried to do this task with archive manager it gave me an error, but I know that if I ...
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PyPar2 changed?

In ubuntu 12.10 am checking compilations with PyPar2. But it changed from "Matrix of Solomon" to "Reed Matrix of Solomon". Is system corrupted or am I spooking myself ?
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Create archive on FTP in Ubuntu 12.10

Trying create archive in Ubuntu 12.10 on FTP thought Nautilus right click Compress I got this message: Could not create the archive. You don't have permission to create an archive in this folder. In ...
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When I extract an application that I have downloaded, where should I be extracting them to?

What do I type into the terminal to tell it where to go? I don't really understand how to move files using the terminal.
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is there a way or an option to File Roller to use a single window session?

Is there a way or an option in File Roller to use a single window session. The default is to open a separate window for each archive you open. Is this possible, or are there alternative ...
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Is es.archive.ubuntu.com down? How can I change it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror? When I try to update with apt-get update, it seems to not resolve the server ...
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How to set which archiver is used when executing `Extract here` menu command in file manager?

I can see that I can change the default archiver etc but I do not think that this changes also the program that handles archives when using Extract here in right-click menu. Sometimes this command ...
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Installed 7zip. Not working. And when removing, it says to remove Fileroller as well

I installed 7zip today from software centre but it won't showed up in launch bar (side bar). I did a lot but failed to open 7zip "window" from any where. I clicked it in dash but then I was sent to ...
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Extract only the contents of an archived directory from within an archive

The Situation I am extracting a CMS from drupal-7.15.tar.gz to /var/www. When extracted normally (with tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz) the files end up in /var/www/drupal-7.15/ The Goal I want the ...
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I would like to replicate my Ubuntu 12.04 SSD install onto an identical SSD

How do I replicate a SSD drive and copy the MBR so that that replicated SSD is identical?
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Software center crashes; fieldrunners need to be reinstalled; can't find achive

Could not initialize the package information. An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and ...
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Manually add files to tar

I have a ton of txt.gz files on a network I want to ungzip and put into a tgz. I have enough disk space for the all compressed files, but not uncompressed. The way I see it in my head is tar -czf ...
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Problems with software install on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux and am trying to upload some third party software as a learning exercise. I have followed the instructions to the letter. When running the installer bin file I've been getting: Ign ...
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How do I extract a specific file from a tar archive?

Hi is possible to restore a single file from the .tar backup ? I dont want to restore total backup . i just want to restore one single file from the backup .
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How can I tweak this split-tar-gz-archive script?

I came across this shell script that can be used to split an entire directory across multiple compressed files. I am interested in making a minor tweak to this script. Lets say I have n GB of files ...
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GUI based options: Advanced Archiving “Zip 7z etc…”

Does a graphical archive manager exist for linux that has the advanced settings that 7z and others have on windows? Something with settings like "Use here as temp" "thread count to use" "Memory to ...
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Is there an 'Extract to…' context menu option for the Archive Manager application in Nautilus?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to add an 'Extract to...' option in the context menu for the Archive Manager in Nautilus? 'Extract here' is fine a lot of the time but I'm often working with ...
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Why is a VYM (View Your Mind) file considered an archive?

I use the program VYM (View Your Mind) to draw and manipulate mind maps and outlines. I find it a great application but for some reason the files it creates (.vym files) are considered an archive by ...
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How do I open archive files from the command line?

I need to open archive files from the command line. I can use things like "jar tvf" to list the contents, but I'd like to get the explorer view. What is the name of the application that does this?
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How do I open a .tar.gz magazine file to edit with Scribus?

I downloaded a tar.gz file from Translate Full Circle for translating this magazine in my native language, but i can't open it on Scribus(the software to edit any text files) please help me i really ...
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How to teach firefox to open rar archives

When I click on the .rar file in Firefox it offers either to open it with a default application or to save it to disk. However, the default app for .rar is set to gedit (?) So how do I change that, so ...
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How do I install utorrent by hand?

So I'm new to Ubuntu, in fact I've only installed it yesterday. There are a few programs I want to install.. both of which are a .tar.gz and a .tar.bz2 file. When I double click on them, they just ...