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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Brother-HL-...
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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.
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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 read-...
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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 to extract xyz.arc file in ubuntu? [duplicate]

How do I extract a .ARC file in Ubuntu?
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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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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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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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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 there....
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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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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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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 install Canon printer/scanner drivers (deb.tar.gz file)?

I have a Canon MG2220 multifunction printer that I would like to use with Ubuntu 13.04 (which I just installed). There are no print drivers available in the Ubuntu Software Center, so I downloaded ...
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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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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 ...