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

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“Parsing filters unsupported” error during extraction of RAR file

I have received an .rar which I wish to unpack as it contains something rather important to me that I need to really have now. However even though I can view the contents of the .rar archive in the ...
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Avoid updating system while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Preseed out of a local archive. While installing, the routine wants to enter directory "trusty-updates" and can't find it just because it is not in the archive. ...
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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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Krusader will not open gzip archives

Krusader will not open gzip archives. Krusader claims it will "transparently handle" gzip, zip and some other archives. I tested a zip archive and Krusader does open the archive and shows the contents;...
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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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'tar' command '--remove-files' option

If I am trying to archive files in loop using tar command with --remove-files option. If some exception occurs in mid of execution, will the --remove-files option delete the current operating file or ...
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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 files by age using tar command

H All, I am trying to archive files older than specific duration, when I am trying to untar the tar file it retains the directory structure from root folder. I don't want to retain parent folders ...
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How to enable file management in Thunar [closed]

I think it it convenient that when a file manager opens a dialog I can right click on a file and for example expand an archive and then open a file in the archive, or edit the file with Gimp by ...
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How do I install a *.bsx.gz file

I have an application I'd like to install via the command line which I download in .bsx.gz format, and I'm not sure what to do with it. I know it's supposed to be a self-extracting installer, but how ...
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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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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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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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In landscape, why do package downgrades sometimes not work?

I just installed the latest package for firefox across all my computers, and I want to go back to the previous one, why can't I do that? I tried clicking on the 'undo' operation on the activity and ...
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ubuntu to Mint no luck

I am new to Linux obviously but not to computers mac and billy gates monopolies. I used unetbootin to install Ubuntu 14.04 I think latest version fine no problem. After reading up I wanted to ...
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How to make a .shar file?

I want to know how to make these shar files, i mean to import files to this file and extract them. Could somebody explain me?
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Team Speak Installation Problem: Verifying Archive Integrity… Error

I have recently been trying to install Team Speak 3, I allowed as executable then ran it in terminal. I accepted the agreement but this message pops up: Creating directory TeamSpeak3-Client-...
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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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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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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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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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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) -...