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

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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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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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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 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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An error occurred while copying a file into an archive folder

I am trying to drag .png files into a folder in a .jar archive. The error additionally occurs with .zips as well. I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on an ext4 filesystem with default filemanager for ...
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Integration of archives navigation in nautilus

Would there be a tool to integrate the navigation in the content of an archive in Nautilus, instead of using Archive Manager?
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Xubuntu 12.10 cannot archive folder on desktop

When I right click a folder on the desktop, there's no option to archive it. I actually have to open up the Thunar file manager, navigate to the desktop folder, and right click on the folder in order ...
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Software center crashes; fieldrunners need to be reinstalled; can't find achive

Could not initialize the package information. An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and ...
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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 ...
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Dependency is not satisfiable ibqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.7.4)

I am trying to install b1freearchiver_current_stable_i386, but, I get an error that: b1freearchiver: Depends: libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.7.4) but 4:4.7.0-0ubuntu2~lucid1~ppa2 is to be installed after ...
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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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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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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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Create archive on FTP in Ubuntu 12.10

Trying create archive in Ubuntu 12.10 on FTP thought Nautilus right click Compress I got this message: Could not create the archive. You don't have permission to create an archive in this folder. In ...
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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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Unrar files spanned across multiple DVDs

I am just starting to get the hang of Ubuntu, so please bear with me. I want to extract a RAR file of size 8GB. Now I have backed up the file on 2 DVDs after splitting the files in 40 pieces of 200MB ...
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How to make archive manager recognize Cyrillic chracters?

I have some files with Russian titles that are archived in a .rar file . When extracting them with the archive manager in Lubuntu, their names contained odd characters and the comment(invalid ...
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How can I tweak this split-tar-gz-archive script?

I came across this shell script that can be used to split an entire directory across multiple compressed files. I am interested in making a minor tweak to this script. Lets say I have n GB of files ...
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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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Difftar archive not supported

How do I open difftar files? When I try to extract them I get the error 'archive type not supported'
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TAR by file creation date and extraction of a file by its file name

Obviously, there are a lot of web pages on TAR out there. However, I have not been able to find a suitable Google query to determine if what I want is even possible. I have found items such as: ...
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Archive Manager is causing Nautilus to hang, how do I troubleshoot this?

I downloaded a tar.gz file and opened it with archive manager. When I try to copy files and folders from the archive, the copy files process will hang after a few files has been copied successfully. ...
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Archive format with index table that preserves executable bit?

The title basically sums it up. I like how zip is fast (basically you can instantly open it and look what's inside), but I need to keep executable flag for files, like tar.gz does. Is there any ...
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What can 7zip do that archive manager cannot?

7zip is very popular in the Ubuntu Software Centre. But Ubuntu comes with its own Archive Manager, which appears to support many formats, both compression and decompression. What can 7zip do that ...
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Getting error with Archive Manager

I downloaded a big .iso file (8GB) and it does not seem to work. When I tried to extract the same with archive manager, I am getting attached error. Is my .iso file corrupt? I also tried to check ...
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How to Delete Extracted Files

I was trying to install some custom themes on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday, but with little success. The next day I realized that my failed attempts at getting a theme going resulted ...
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How to list files in an incomplete rar (Or any other archive type) file?

I'm downloading a rar file but it's a huge file and I need to make sure that I'm downloading what I really need. Is there a way I can only list the files in this file before having to completely ...
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Unable to play quake live on U12.04 with firefox 25. 0.1

I'm unable to open the file, which you download from the quake live site, in Archive manager. The following error is shown: Archive: /tmp/QuakeLiveSetup_841.exe [/tmp/QuakeLiveSetup_841.exe] ...
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Archiving with rsync

I want to back up my data to an external hard drive. So far, I used to directly copy and paste each version of my home directory. This creates many versions of home directory. Many files are common ...
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Decompression Program with support for special symbols? (Japanese)

I've recently gotten UTAU on Ubuntu (Through Wine / PlayOnLinux) and I've tried installing some voicebanks. I know that the default Ubuntu Archive Manager does not handle Japanese, and the tutorial I ...
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How do I unzip multiple files in a directory, not from the terminal?

I have a very large directory of zipped files, and unzipping them via the terminal using unzip \\*.gz returns the following error: End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file ...