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Automation Extracting Many Passworded Archive

I have many 7zip Archive with same password. When I extract it, both using GUI application and command line, I must enter same password again and again. When I read the 7za command manual pages, I ...
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Failed to download package

I tried to install updates from the update manager but it always displays an error message Failed to download package file and the details is: Failed to fetch ...
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7zip error - can not open output file

I am trying to unzip a 7zip file from the command line like this, but I get an error with using e or x parameters. The file has only 1 .dat file inside. I get the following error. ...
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What is the easiest way to back-up and archive DVD's to another DVD?

Preferably a all in one software package.
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Automatically close the Archive Manager after extracting a file

When I successfully extract an archive I'm greeted with a success dialog with the option to Quit, Show the Files or Close. Is there any setting that will automatically execute one of those options?
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libunrar.so not found

I'm having trouble installing libunrar.so. It's required for Calibre to convert CBR files. Anyone an idea on where to get it (package or source)?
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Places Folders Open in Archive Manager

Am relatively new to Ubuntu. Currently running 10.10, which was an upgrade from 10.4, which was an upgrade from 9.10, which was a fresh install. Have never compressed anything in Ubuntu, but because ...
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Using tar for simple back-up and restore

I want to back up a user's home folder by making the entire content into an archive document and storing it on an external ext3 (or ext4?) hard drive. I'll want to keep all the file attributes. Is ...
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How do you view the contents of a .CAB file?

I'll trying to migrate away from Simply Accounting and need to somehow extract the contents of a Windows CAB file which is what Simply uses for backups. What is the best way to open a CAB file on ...
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Can I configure Nautilus to step into archives instead of opening them in external File Roller application window?

Midnight Commander (as well as all Norton and Total Commanders I used to use with DOS and Windows) provide a very pleasant facility of stepping into archives (tar.gz, zip, 7z, rar, etc.) and other ...
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How can I see all versions of a package that are available in the archive?

Is there a way I can see all the versions that are in the archives that I have configured in sources.list. I can see the last version of each archive with "apt-get policy", but how can I see all? Is ...