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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Is there a utility to extract/compress files using any type of archiving algorithm?

Usually I use tar for *.tar archives, zip/unzip for *.zip, 7z for *.7z , etc... Is there an über utility that combine all algorithms? Here is pseudo usage of this utility: Extracting: $ unpack ...
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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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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 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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“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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Create a manifest of the home folder?

I want to create a file manifest (list of file/folder names, directory structure, and file metadata) of my home folder. I do not want the actual content of the files to be saved. How can this be done ...
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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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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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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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Extraction of incomplete .rar file

I added a torrent for download about a month ago which is in .rar format. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to proceed any further than 91.01% due to unavailability of seeders. Whenever I try to open ...
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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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7zip error - can not open output file

I am trying to unzip a 7zip file from the command line like this, but I get an error with using e or x parameters. The file has only 1 .dat file inside. I get the following error. ...
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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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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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Kubuntu 14.10 create password protected archive

I installed Kubntu 14.10 and when trying to create a new rar or 7z arhive, I see no option of adding a password to protect the file. What should I do in order to have this option from dolphin menu?
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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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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 ...