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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: ...
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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 ...
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How to extract files from a split 7zip archive?

I downloaded a series of packages that all compress one thing. The files end in .0, .1, .2, etc. The User Lists of these packages I downloaded say to use the file.bat to successfully extract, or to ...
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How can I download archive of ubuntu community documentation so that i can use it offline?

How can I download archive of ubuntu community documentation so that i can use it offline?
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How to transfer music from zip archive to Banshee

Whenever I open a 2gb zip file using Banshee, it plays fine until I close the archive, at which point it ceases to play. Why won't it play the songs when the archive is closed, just like it does for ...
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What happens when I drop a file on archive in Nautilus?

I had this file structure: 2000/ 001.txt 002.txt 003.txt ... 2001/ ... 2002/ ... ... 2011/ I guess file structure doesn't matter, but anyway... So folders are representing couple of ...
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How do I extract .bin files into the original files?

I have a .bin archive with an accompanying .cue file. I want to extract the original constituent files. I DO NOT want to convert to ISO, or to MOUNT them, unless somehow this gives me access to the ...
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How to install PeaZip on Ubuntu?

I want to install PeaZip for a specific purpose, which I can't fulfill with any other archive manager. I downloaded and installed it by using both dpkg -i & Gdebi. Now I can't start it, because I ...
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How to archive with ignoring files larger than 100MB

I'm trying to archive files with tar and ignoring files larger than 100MB. Is that possible? PS: Not have to use tar.
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How to mount a zip file as a file system?

Can I mount a zip (or other non-solid (so that accessing a file wouldn't decompress the whole archive) compressed archive format file) as a file system in Ubuntu?
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Why do I not have permission to extract any archives?

I don't know what happened but all my archives have turned to read only mode. I can't extract my archives any more: This is an issue only on NTFS partitions, not home (The same archive could be ...
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Can you help me remotely backup my filesystem?

The institution I work for wants me to backup the entire filesystem of a server and store it on another server. Both servers are running the latest release of Ubuntu. I'm having a little bit of ...
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How to move files older than X to another folder?

How do I move files older than 30 days from folder /storage/current/dbdumps/ to /storage/archive/dbdumps? I tried: find /storage/current/dbdumps/ -type f -mtime +30 -exec mv '{}' ...
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Is there any ncurses archiver interface available?

I am looking for a way to create archives on the commandline with some minimal ASCII interface. Could be for tar, zip or rar files, but should provide miniml ncurses (or other) "fake" graphical ...
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How to archive files with multiple conditions?

How do I find all files in a folder(including subfolders) with extension jpg or bmp, with size between 6 and 46 kilobytes, last modified between 11 and 19 June 2011 or between 24 July and 2 August ...
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Unrar Failing Because Of Space

I'm trying to unrar a file (i have unrar-free package) . But it's failed, i think because of files name. File's (which in rar archive) name containing spaces and i can't rename it. How can i unrar ...
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Archive Mounter With Natilus

I have one problem. I have many iso file and my iso file include many vido file ( Education vido, Personel video etc ... ) already. When time I use Archive Mounter then VLC medya player can't open ...
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Can't boot after trying to extract an archive [closed]

I was trying to extract an archive, then my computer froze, so I pressed the power button to shut it down. After that, I cannot boot Ubuntu, it stops at the purple screen. Please note that I am ...
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“Archive not supported” error when trying to open .xpi file

Trying open a .xpi file (Firefox extension) with file-roller and unrar but I obtain this error: Archive not supported Why? On 11.04 I was able to open it!
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How do I archive/compress files using the right click menu in Nautilus-elementary?

In Lucid, after selecting a bunch of files, when you right-clicked on the selection in the file manager, you could select compress and a nice simple window came up for doing just that. In Oneiric, I ...
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What is the most robust archive format?

I'd like to back up some old folders with documents I only very rarely need to access. For that, I'd like to put them all in one archive. As this will be a backup, the format should suit that purpose. ...
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How do I extract a tarball, skipping some of the leading directories?

I am archiving a folder using following command: tar jcf "home/username/forum/forum.tar.bz2" /var/www/forum/ Then I am extracting using : tar jxf forum.tar.bz2 ./ It extracts correctly, but ...