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

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How to delete temp files created by Archive Manager?

I used Archive Manager to extract files from an archive, but there wasn't enough free disk space. After the process crashed my disk remained full and I am unable to locate and delete what is filling ...
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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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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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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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Failing to unrar files

I'm sorry to ask this, but all of the questions along similar lines I could find have been answered by installing unrar/7zip. So, I received a book in the form of a .rar archive of jpegs. ...
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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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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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Archive manager which has integration into Nemo except File Roller (Archive Manager)?

I mean something like "Extract Here" and "Compress..." menus on right-click.
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Cannot unzip an archive

I've just recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, but when I tried to unzip an archive downloaded from the internet, it failed. I tried 'dragging & dropping' it from the archive and the extract ...
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How can I associate MAFF file format with firefox

I have been saving web pages in MAFF fromat but in ubuntu these files are associated with fileroller. How can I change this so that it always opens with firefox?
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Extract here option and Source code for Thunar File manager

Please anyone can paste me the source code for Extract Here option in Thunar File Manager. Any type of script i.e Python OR Shell Script OR PHP is OK. Please help me
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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 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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How do I install ubuntu server OS without internet?

I donwloaded ubuntu server 14. I tried to install the server on my desktop and I get this error "Bad archive mirror". I tried skipping the step but the system still brings me back to this error. ...
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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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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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Unable to open files in archives with Pinta after installing Inkscape

Since installing Inkscape I have been unable to open image files stored in archives (.zip, .tar.gz, etc) in Pinta. I have it installed, and here is the output of sudo apt-get install pinta: Reading ...
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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 ...
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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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14.04 server not connecting to install

I'm trying to install server 14.04 and am trying to get to the mirrors but none is working. (I can get it running online). I am also having a hard time understanding the other mirrors if someone can ...
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alternative of dmg for ubuntu (to password protect folders)

I used dmg files on Mac osx to password protect files. I can create a password protected zip file. But decompression is very long for big files. On other hand dmg are so fast in mounting. So is ...
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Failed to load session Ubuntu + to fetch dz.archive.ubuntu.com

I was downloading some updates like almost every day so a message about some files to remove or replace I think (I'm not sure) has appeared and I've accepted to replace without knowing -I confess- ...
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CRC error when trying to open archive with gzip/tar

When I run the command tar xvf ns-allinone-2.28.tar.gz it gives the following error: ns-allinone-2.28/tclcl-1.16/tkAppInit.cc gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--crc error tar: Child returned ...