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

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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 ...
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Command line archive manager / extracter

I keep forgetting all the corresponding extract commands for every compression format. So I was thinking about writing a script that merely maps file extensions to the appropriate extract command. ...
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Compress and split files in Nautilus

If you right click a file in Nautilus and select Compress, then you get a dialog where you can choose a compression format and a filename. If you click on Advanced, then there are settings to split ...
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Open password protected rar archieve just keeps asking for the password but won't open halfway thru [closed]

I downloaded a rar archieve with a quite big file inside, and right-click, choose Extract here and enter the password. It starts extraxting, and I can see the file and view parts of it (since the ...
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How can I open a .dmg file?

I've got a .dmg file, and I can't figure out how to open it. How can I open it?
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Error compressing files in /var/www with to .7z with password protection

I am making a website that I run with apache from var/www, I have stopped the apache server and closed gvim, but when I right click on compress, select .7z compression with password. I get an error: ...
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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 ...