Open source command line data stream compressor and archiver.

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curl .gz file and pipe it for decompression

I am trying to download some .gz files (N.B. not .tar.gz ones) from given URLs and decompress them to overwrite existing files, if any. For each individual download, I tried the following: curl -O ...
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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 ...
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Issue moving a file and error when unzip

Not sure if this is as weird as I see it But anyway I'm installing kippo-graph "data visualization tool" on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS but after I download the file which is (kippo.tar.gz) and I move ...
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3.15.5 stable kernel not building, “gzip: stdout: no space left on device”, /boot is NOT full

Running into an issue building the 3.15.5 stable kernel on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Relevant portion of sudo make modules_install install INSTALL /lib/firmware/edgeport/down2.fw INSTALL ...
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gzip all files with specific extensions

I'm trying to gzip all files on ubuntu that have the file extension .css, .html or .js. in a top directory and all subdirectories. I want to keep the original files and overwrite the .gz file, if ...
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Tar Gzip Every n Files in a Directory

I have a folder with 7,491 files in it. I'd like to tar gzip these in batches of 100, e.g. first 100 files > archive1.tar.gz files 101-200 > archive2.tar.gz files 201-300 > archive3.tar.gz ...
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what program should i use with a gzip archive [duplicate]

I am trying to download grub-1.99.tar.gz ,I do not know what program to use to open a Gzip file. please recommend
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Package management fails in update-manager with gzip problems and compilation errors. U12.04LTS

Similar to but not the same as Package management system corrupted. Cannot install or remove packages. U12.04LTS (an earlier problem) with package management system. Followed all of L. D. James ...
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Extract duplicity files manually

I lost the drive, and the Ubuntu OS installed in it, from which I created a backup using Duplicity, and I don't know how to restore the archived files I still keep in another drive. They all follow ...
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Compressing videos create even larger file

I have been using the GUI (right click => compress) to try and compress a .tar containing 3 videos totalling 1.7gb (.H264 MP4s). gzip, lrzip, 7z etc. all do nothing to the file size and the compressed ...
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Installs Keep Reporting No Space on Device [duplicate]

Thanks in advance for your help! I'm new to Ubuntu, and I'm sure my questions are pretty basic. I'm trying to install Java and Eclipse on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I'm using the command: sudo ...
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xoj (Xournal) files handled as gzip despite presence of correct MIME type

So I had to uninstall the ppa version of Xournal and build from source (with a modification). And now .xoj files open automatically with KDE's archive manager Ark, and are identified as being of type ...
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What is going on with my TAR script?

This might do better at StackExchange but I use Ubuntu as my file server. So I'm trying to use tar and gzip to only backup the last 6 months of changes on my file server and it isn't working. It ...
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Uncompress and pipe the output to script

I have a script that takes an input with a -i flag. The input file I have is compressed (.gz). What I want to do (not sure it's possible), because the file is huge, do some thing like this: gunzip -c ...
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How can I combine find command with gzip

I am trying to compress a specific files: find /media/mount/storage -newermt "2013-08-01 00:00:00" -path '*/*wind.txt' -print0 | xargs -0 gzip -l >> file_system.tar.gz but I am getting the ...
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Apache / Nginx / Varnish - GZIP does not work on css, js

My current setup is as following: Apache -> Nginx -> Varnish running on Ubuntu apache2.conf: h**p://pastebin.com/A3wehAbe .htaccess: h**p://pastebin.com/Yre4hdSy (edited to allow deflate) ...
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Does gzip hold any cache in memory or a temp file?

I'm doing some benchmarking on the compression of files with/without a hypervisor using gzip. The command I'm running to test how long a file takes to complete is : time gzip -c filename.txt > ...
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Problems with unzipping .tar.gz

For installations i've needed to unzip .tar.gz so ive used tar fvxz file_name.tar.gz yet it replies with tar (child): file_name.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is ...
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How to install a 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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How to unzip and display as plain text .foo.gz files in Firefox?

Using Firefox (currently at version 20.0), when browsing to a URL containing a file with an extension of .foo.gz, how can I make Firefox download it to a temporary location, un-gzip it and display the ...
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Compressing big files into several files ubuntu

I am wondering if we on Ubuntu have an option to compress an directory of for instance 2GB size into several files that are restricted to the size of say 100 MB? I know on Microsoft Windows you can do ...
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Stencyl wont extract? Ubuntu 12.10 64-bits

So, I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bits, and I'm trying to get Stencyl to work. I have Stencyl-2.1.0.tar.gz, but when I try to extract it (like it says to do in the Stencyl download instructions) it gives me ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Can't install any apps due Stranger error

I can't install any app in the Ubuntu, I can't even open the Software Center (It Crashes) When I run sudo apt-get update, it shows me W: Falhou ao buscar ...
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Gzip and rename (remove .gz extension) all files except images and PDFs?

I am able to gzip every file in a directory (mydirectory) using the command: gzip --suffix .gz --recursive mydirectory But... I don't want the images (.ico, .jpg, .png, .gif) and PDFs (.pdf) ...
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Install .tar.gz and .tar files? [duplicate]

Cody again. I'm still sort of a noob at installing things so I need your help... Im trying to install hping3 and of course it's a .tar.gz file... I've looked everywhere even on here and no ...
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How can I unzip files with “weird” extensions in ubuntu?

How can I unzip such files in ubuntu? I have a list of files end with those extensions filename.tar.gzaa filename.tar.gzab filename.tar.gzac filename.tar.gzad filename.tar.gzae ...
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How to uncompress separated tgz files?

I am receiving error message as: tar -zxvf OVM_EL5U3_X86_EBIZ12.1.1_DB_VIS_PVM.tgz.1 gzip: stdin: not in gzip format tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now file ...
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Any linux command to perform parallel decompression of tar.bz2 file?

I have a rather large file (~50GB) and it takes some time to run tar xvf file.tar.bz2 on it. I'm aware of programs that can do parallel compression for bzip2 files but unaware of programs that can ...
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Is there an audio player for Ubuntu that can automatically decompress and play gzipped music?

I'm looking at ways to reduce the amount of space taken up by my large collection of music, mostly Ogg Vorbis with the occasional MP3. What prompted this was thinking ahead to potentially using an ...
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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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Having trouble with .tar.gz extraction

I tried to extract .tar.gz file using following command spgt@ubuntu:~$ tar xvf 12.0sp1_232_quartus_free_linux.tar.gz but this is what I see after I press return tar: ...
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Why compressed directories cannot be extracted in /opt?

I am not able to uncompress a file with .tar.gz extension Did sudo tar -xvzf ~/Downloads/file.tar.gz /opt/ but no success. it says: tar: /opt: Not found in archive tar: Exiting with failure status ...
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I am trying to install a compressed package ending in .tar.gz and I am getting an error saying that it is not in the right format,

I am new to Ubuntu and after doing some research I still can't figure what I am doing wrong. I am downloading the a package ending in .tar.gz,then I when I try to use; tar -xvf ...
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Which kind of installation files should you prefer - .deb or tarball files? And why?

I have just starting Ubuntu as my primary OS and everytime I have to install something I generally try to find .deb files as that seems convenient, but someone on another forum told me I should always ...
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internal gzip read error

I have a Dell Optiplex 755 Core 2 Duo that I made a fresh install of 12.04. There is no Winows OS on the machine. It has been running mostly fine for over a week. I do keep getting system crashes due ...
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Python gzip fails on Ubuntu 11.04

This function is based on the Python sample code @ http://docs.python.org/library/gzip.html. It runs reliably on Ubuntu 10.04 with its default Python 2.6x. On Ubuntu 11.04, however, the code fails @ ...
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cannot install application from source using tar.gz archive

I tried to install utimer (https://launchpad.net/utimer) by following the below steps. $ tar -zvxf utimer-0.4.tar.gz $ cd utimer-0.4 /utimer-0.4$ ./configure /utimer-0.4$ ls aclocal.m4 autogen.sh ...
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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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tar unpack : Unexpected EOF in archive

I have downloaded "eclipse-platform-3.7-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz". Using Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit on Intel 64-bit processor. While trying to unpack the contents (either double-click or right-click & ...
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How to unzip a zip file from the Terminal?

Just downloaded a .zip file from the internet. I want to use the terminal to unzip the file. What is the correct way to do this?
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Compress in .tgz

I want to compress files in .tgz. I know how to make tar.gz(with tar and gzip) and some people say it is almost the same, but I need to make a .tgz, how??
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Gzip time to decompress?

I wanted to backup my entire server, which is hosted. So I used dd and gzip to make the file smaller. The disk was 500GB, but with less than 5% used. I managed to dd the whole partition into a 200 ...
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“less” doesn't automatically decompress gzipped files

On Fedora/Redhat/CentOS the less command seems to magically detect a gzipped file and decompress it on the fly, so you can do: less my_stuff.csv.gz I've just noticed this doesn't work on Ubuntu 11 ...
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What's the best way to use parallel bzip2 and gzip by default?

Bzip2 and gzip only use one core, although many computers have more than one core. But there are programs like lbzip2, pbzip2 and pigz, which use all available cores and promise to be compatible with ...
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Weird Characters On gzip Package

I'm trying to gzip my js files which in js folder. gzip -cr js I'm using this command on Terminal but this is result: 8�H�Q�YUG�`]{_��a"G9xj�C�!��Y �c�S�ؙ�SY�}���-mU�����w��@f�x�� ...
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How can I gzip my web directories?

I would like to make a compressed file of my web sites folder and send it to a backups folder, and I can't seem to find anything specific on google. My web folder is : ...
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How can I maximally compress .gz files in Nautilus?

When selecting Compress... from the right click context menu in Nautilus I am able to quickly compress files to .gz format. However by default Nautilus does not use maximum compression. Can I make ...
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How do I compress a directory?

I'm trying to compress a directory and ftp it to a windows ftp. I have tried every tar command I can find to compress a directory. It appears to be ok. Then I transfer it and view it's contents ...
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Repair gzipped tar

I have a pretty large(50Gb) tar.gz file that I can't untar anymore. Error that I am getting is this: gzip: stdin: not in gzip format tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: ...
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gzip is not working after the pipeline

For some reason gzip doesn't work. It gives me an empty file /usr/bin/mysqldump --opt -u root -ppassword database > database.sql | gzip > database.sql.gz database.sql is correctly created and ...