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

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Archive offline

How to make a use able completely offline archive from my /var/apt/cache/archive directory as an afterthought. My question is how to build an offline archive by copying the archive directory and ...
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opening ar archive file

I'm trying to decompress that *.AR file using 'Archive Manager', it give me error msg Could anyone please help me to decompress the AR file properly? Thanks. ar file link
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Is it possible to find out when and which program make an archive?

I want to find details about any archive file (if applicable/possible) that would include when it was made, which program made it.
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How to set the default archive handler for the thunar archive plugin

When I try to create an archive in Thunar, I get a message "No suitable archiver found" and can not create an archive. It used to work just fine. There is no usable information an the website for the ...
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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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How to extract file from a .7z archive?

I am trying to extract an iso of a gamecube game from a .7z file, but it wont work. Usually, I'd have WinRAR in Windows, but Ubuntu 14.04 isn't Windows.
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Trouble with Deja Dup Restore

I'm trying to restore from a Deja Dup backup. My original system was Zorin 9, but when disk fried I moved to Ubuntu 14 installed on fresh disk. I don't think this is causing any problems, platform is ...
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How can I stop archive manager from automatically opening my downloads?

I use xubuntu 14.04 and chrome. Everytime I download a zip or rar, archive manager automatically pops up to show me what the file contains after it downloads. I don't want that to happen.
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How to install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu?

I just downloaded VSCode-linux-x64 from the Microsoft website. It's a 62 MB zip file. How can I install it on my Ubuntu system?
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No archiving/compressing tool in Dolphin context menu (Kubuntu 15.10)

Ark is installed but there is no option to create an archive in the file manager's context menu. There is a /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/ark_servicemenu.desktop.
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Confusion between archiving and compressing?

I am confused about archiving and compression and I am going to write what I think is correct. Here are the commands that I wish to get a better understanding of: tar –c file > file.tar tar –cf ...
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An error occurred while loading archive while exacting zip file

I am trying to tranfer music from my tablet to computer using Xender (for first time). It downloaded zip file of music. When I tried to extract zip file it showed following error: An error occurred ...
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extract multiple files with password

I have about 200 files that i zipped long time a go in win. they are zipped with different extensions (zip, 7zip, rar,...) but the password to extract them is the same. How do I extract all the ...
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Archive manager with (right click) shell integration

Moving from Windows to Ubuntu and I'm looking for an archive manager like 7zip that integrates in to the shell so I can right click files/folders, then hover over a zip menu to get further zip ...
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Wait for next parts while extracting .rar archives

is there any possibility to extract rar archives consisting of many parts that are not completely downloaded yet? As I remember, WinRAR supports this function since it asks you for the path of the ...
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archive error when downloading software from internet using firefox. Solution?

Tried to download mIrc, the file downloaded but when entering install I got an error message from archive error when downloading to archive, Is there a setting I need to adjust ? I am an Ubuntu ...
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libhal1 needs to be reinstalledbut cant find an index for it [duplicate]

I cant run any programs without this "libhal1" package or something and i cant figure out how to install it. someone please help. Greatly appreciated
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arc file extension backup image

I have an arc extension file (image.arc size 1.8 GB) which is a backup image. It was created by my previous staff. I don't what software he use to do the image. The question is : What software can I ...
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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 the process takes a lot of time and resources, and the computer seem to lag, ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 compress and extract options are missing in right click menu

I installed Ubuntu kde 15.04 ,in the beginning there are option for extract and compress in right click menu. But after updates they were missing. How I can solve this ?
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How to create a common base folder with tar and how to rename folders?

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and the whole Linux environment though I'm a computer scientist and I want to become familiar with the basic commands. At the moment I am working with .tar and .tar.gz ...
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Find and search inside encrypted compressed files

I want to get a list of all contents inside a (ZipCrypto) password protected zip archive inside the terminal. Also, how can I filter/search specific file types using grep (Can I)?
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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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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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.zip file not getting extracted

I have downloaded linux game Urban Terror using flareget download manager which is 1.7 GB. The download seems to be completed without errors but it is not getting opened with archive manager and I get ...
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Disable adding files to archive on drag-and-drop in Nautilis

I'm looking for a way to disable adding files to archives when dragging and dropping files into folders. For example, I have a folder full of archives, and when I drag and drop a new archive into the ...
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Concepts of archiving all the user accounts in Ubuntu

I have given a task to archive all the user accounts for a given batch and delete the user accounts of the students for that batch. Such archiving could be useful for setting up the system for the ...
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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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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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Unable to create or extract archives in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity

Here's my problem: I want to create/extract archives (like .zip or .tar.gz) from my file manager in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity. But when I right-click a file, the options simply are not there. When I ...
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Can't extract archives in GUI anymore

I could always easily extract archives (like .tar.xz and etc.) via the GUI... All I had to do was to right-click the archive and select "Extract here" and it would extract the archive in a sec... but ...
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Is there a way to search files considering content of archives as well?

I'm trying to find a (very old) file, from which I'm sure it is somewhere on my NAS. Unfortunately I have some of my old files stored inside tar.gz, zip or 7z. Is there any way to search all files ...
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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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Dropbox downloaded zip contains same foldernames twice

I'm not sure if this is a Ubuntu related question. The problem: when I download a folder from dropbox, the files are spread over folders with basically the same name except for the folder name ...
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winrar alternative

Is there a strong archive application like winrar with GUI and can unrar 5.1 versions of rar files? Also important is the ability to compress files to rar with password and the feature to split the ...
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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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How can I add new packages to archive.ubuntu.com? [duplicate]

I found that some of the software downloaded by "apt-get" is now out of date. I compiled the new versions into .deb packages. Now, how can I add them into the software center or archive.ubuntu.com? I ...
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Bruteforce aes-256 encrypted 7zip archive with rarcrack

Gi, guys. My problem is that I encrypted some files with 7zip (AES-256), but I forgot the password for the archive. As I see it, the solutions are brute forcing it with john the ripper or RarCrack. ...
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Writing an alias that puts a folder and its subfolders/files into an encrypted archive titled with the date

I am trying to write an alias that puts a folder and its subfolders/files into an encrypted archive titled with the date the command is run. Preferably in format "YYYYMMDD FolderName Backup". E.g. ...
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7zip: How to exclude file types?

I want to exclude the following file types: epub pdf html (upper case too) azw3 mobi opf txt I have this so far which doesn't seem to work, i get an error saying "Incorrect Command Line". 7z e ...
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Problem with extracting a .tar.gz file

I've downloaded a '.tar.gz' file from here. File size is 152 MB. The 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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List all archive files

How can I get the list of all archive files in a folder recursively without knowing the file extension?
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Creating an archive fast

I have a big folder with hundreds of thousands of files. Total size is 10GB The idea is that I want to archive this folder so I can transfer it to another server faster than file by file. I tried ...
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Installing wavetomidi (tar.gz archive)

I'm trying to install wavetomidi (http://sourceforge.net/projects/wavetomidi/) but it won't work... It's a tar.gz archive, so I extracted it. I then ran ./configure, but it told me to install ...
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Find and search inside all compressed files

I need to search my entire hard-drive for files, such as images, in compressed archives(e.g. zip, gzip, bzip etc...). Note, that this search is not exclusively images. The - yet to be posted - ...
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Recursively Extract all 7z

I have many 7z archives nested in many subfolders, and want to extract all these archives into the folders in which they reside, then delete the original archives. I have found how to do this, while ...
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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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trying to install software get “An error occurred while loading the archive”

I am trying to load AVG on a friends Ubuntu 14. system and all I get is this error message: "An error occurred while loading the archive". I know there has been no maintenance done on this system and ...
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Restoring a new install of Ubuntu from a .tar.gz backup

I have created a backup of my system using .tar.gz archive. Followed this example. Now I want a new install of Ubuntu on my other computer and want to carry accross my backup which contains all the ...