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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I extract a specific file from a tar archive?

Hi is possible to restore a single file from the .tar backup ? I dont want to restore total backup . i just want to restore one single file from the backup .
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How do I install utorrent by hand?

So I'm new to Ubuntu, in fact I've only installed it yesterday. There are a few programs I want to install.. both of which are a .tar.gz and a .tar.bz2 file. When I double click on them, they just ...
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Extract only the contents of an archived directory from within an archive

The Situation I am extracting a CMS from drupal-7.15.tar.gz to /var/www. When extracted normally (with tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz) the files end up in /var/www/drupal-7.15/ The Goal I want the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to teach firefox to open rar archives

When I click on the .rar file in Firefox it offers either to open it with a default application or to save it to disk. However, the default app for .rar is set to gedit (?) So how do I change that, so ...
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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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Is there an 'Extract to…' context menu option for the Archive Manager application in Nautilus?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to add an 'Extract to...' option in the context menu for the Archive Manager in Nautilus? 'Extract here' is fine a lot of the time but I'm often working with ...
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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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How to go into a directory from an archive using the terminal?

Like I use cd to go into a normal directory, how to cd into a directory from an archive (compressed file, such as .zip, .tar.gz, etc.) and see its content using the terminal? Is this possible?
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How do I batch delete a specific file inside multiple rar archives?

I have about 1000 rar files, that randomly contains an EXE file named:"JPG-Crack.exe". I need to delete it from all archives without harming the other archive content. thanks
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Installed 7zip. Not working. And when removing, it says to remove Fileroller as well

I installed 7zip today from software centre but it won't showed up in launch bar (side bar). I did a lot but failed to open 7zip "window" from any where. I clicked it in dash but then I was sent to ...
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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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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 archiving takes a lot of time and resources, and the computer seem to lag, ...
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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 can I download archive of ubuntu community documentation so that i can use it offline?

How can I download archive of ubuntu community documentation so that i can use it offline?
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Is es.archive.ubuntu.com down? How can I change it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror? When I try to update with apt-get update, it seems to not resolve the server ...
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What happens when I drop a file on archive in Nautilus?

I had this file structure: 2000/ 001.txt 002.txt 003.txt ... 2001/ ... 2002/ ... ... 2011/ I guess file structure doesn't matter, but anyway... So folders are representing couple of ...
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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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How to reliably determine all folders not used in last 7 days?

I'm writing a script for cleanup job. The script needs to cleanup all folders which are not accessed for more than 7 days. Currently I'm using - for sub_folder in * ; do if [ -z $(find $sub_folder ...
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How to transfer music from zip archive to Banshee

Whenever I open a 2gb zip file using Banshee, it plays fine until I close the archive, at which point it ceases to play. Why won't it play the songs when the archive is closed, just like it does for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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How to quickly extract all kinds of archived files from command-line?

Many times I need to extract different kinds of archived files using commad-line. But not all the time I remember the exact command for any type of file archive. So, I have to waste time and search ...
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Unzip command is Archiving instead of Extracting

I m trying to unzip "Data.zip" into the current directory using: unzip Data.zip But i get a prompt: Archive: Data.zip replace /home/jaggib/Data.zip? [y]es, [n]o, [A]ll, [N]one, [r]ename:' It ...
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How do I open archive files from the command line?

I need to open archive files from the command line. I can use things like "jar tvf" to list the contents, but I'd like to get the explorer view. What is the name of the application that does this?
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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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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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Unrar fails when accents are present in filenames

I have the rar package installed. Double clicking on .rar files opens the file in Archive manager. It works fine when folders or files use only characters with no accentuation, but if there is some ...