a utility to archive files into a sequential stream, then commonly placed into one file on disk (previously tapes, hence the name, Tape ARchive)

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Unpacking bz2 with tar

Extremely new to the command line (read: no clue what I'm doing), so I have been trying to teach myself some basic commands by doing some run of the mill stuff. Currently trying to install Marathon on ...
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How to Verify/Restore Whole-System Backup of tar czf?

I want to test that the whole system backup corresponds to the original. It would be great to understand some basic tests about rapid quality assurance because I do not have time to always .untar it ...
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'tar' command '--remove-files' option

If I am trying to archive files in loop using tar command with --remove-files option. If some exception occurs in mid of execution, will the --remove-files option delete the current operating file or ...
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how to exclude application/x-executable files in below command

need to add application/x-executable file types in below command. there is no extension for those of files. the only thing i know is the file type is application/x-executable --exclude={.*,*.cbp,*....
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LTO 5 not reading [duplicate]

I have a quantum LTO 5 machine, the machine is in working order. I have it attached through a SCSI card. I have successfully written to an LTO 4 tape, but I need it to read, not write. I can write ...
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Need help with untar command - want to untar from multiple .tar files and then move files to common directory [duplicate]

I have several tar files (~270) which untar into the following separate directory structure: 00001.tar -> /00001/001/file1.ima 00002.tar -> /00002/001/file2.ima . . . 00270.tar -> /00270/001/...
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LTO 5 Tape Drive Problems

I have a quantum LTO 5 machine, the machine is in working order. I have it attached through a SCSI card. I have successfully written to an LTO 4 tape, but I need it to read, not write. I can write ...
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Can't Install Tor on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I tried to install Tor Browser by the instruction l found on Tor's official website. But I couldn't install it because of the following error come. My Input tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux32-5.5.5_LANG....
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Surface Pro 3 - installing kernel 4.6 [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu. I just installed latest ubuntu and I am trying to install the latest kernel v4.6, so I can get a few functions of the type cover to work. I am not familiar with the kernel ...
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Archive files by age using tar command

H All, I am trying to archive files older than specific duration, when I am trying to untar the tar file it retains the directory structure from root folder. I don't want to retain parent folders ...
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Download .tar.gz 14.04 [duplicate]

I know there's a lot of questions about downloading .tar.gz files, but I haven't found any that explain my problem. When I'm trying to install these files, using the ./configure make sudo make ...
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Converting tar.gz, etc. to deb

I was wondering if it is safe and/or advisable to convert "zipped" files to "deb"? Same zipped files require extensive terminal usage just to attempt to install and mistakes can be easily made. I ...
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Compress a folder but skip compressing specific file types and include them as such

I am using tar with pigz to compress a folder and save a backup. Size of this folder ~190 GB or more. This folder has variety of content including numerous text and log files, ISOs and zip files in ...
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Make a new archive once per minute using “crontab”

I am trying to make a crontab that makes a new .tar file each minute every business day by using the following code: */1 * * * 1,2,3,4,5 tar -cf /home/user/Archiv/$(date +"%Y%m%d%H%M").tar /home/user/...
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trouble creating directory backups of selected directories

I have to a create directory backups of selected directories; each backup should have only one root directory; if multiple directories are selected, then each of them should be stored in a separate ...
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What do I do after extracting *.tar.gz file? [duplicate]

I downloaded and extracted *.tar.gz file. Here's the link - Robomongo. Then I located a folder named Bin and double clicked on a executable file. The program started to run. I didn't have to install ...
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How to perform differential backups with tar?

I know I can perform progressive (incremental) backups with tar using snapshots, I am doing something like this for the directory I want to create a backup for: tar cpf progressive.tar --listed-...
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tar slow on Ubuntu Server

I have two servers (accessed via SSH of the Internet), one with a high-end CPU and 32GB RAM. However, when I try to tar a large number of files (about 400,000) via the command: tar cvf archive.tar ...
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How to install tar.gz file? [duplicate]

I downloaded Apache httpd-2.4.18.tar.gz file. But I don't know how to install that one?!
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Lubuntu gtar not responding

I am using Lubuntu32 bit. ubuntu 15.10, linux4.2.0 32 bit in VM ware. I am trying to install prismtech DDS community edition for a cross compiler. In the instructions I was asked to use gtar ......... ...
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diff and vim -d give different result

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 and I archived a folder folder-a with tar cfvz folder-a.tar.gz folder-a. When I needed the folder I untar the folder with tar xfvz folder-a.tar.gz. How I want to compare ...
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Extract specific folder from tarball into specific folder

I created a tarball on Ubuntu 14.04 with: cd /tmp tar -cfvz archive.tar.gz /folder Now I want to extract a specific folder in the tarball (which inside the tarball lies in /tmp) into a specific ...
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Files lost after tar command

I had a symlink called st and I wanted to compress it into a tar.gz archive. I ran the command: tar zcf st.tar.gz st The resulting archive st.tar.gz contains only a link to an empty folder called ...
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problems with backup and tar in command line

I am studying for a Linux certification from the Linux foundation but I have some questions about one lab. Here is the lab: Create a directory called backup and in it place a compressed tar ...
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What compression is supported by debian file [.deb] decompressor?

I know that a typical .deb file contains three files: debian-binary control.tar.gz data.tar.gz and that some are xz compressed instead of gzip (control.tar.xz, data.tar.xz). What are other ...
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Externally installing netwide assembler in Ubuntu

I have downloaded the tar.gz file of nasm and extracted it on my desktop. But I don't know how to install it. Please can anyone tell me how to install nasm externally on Ubuntu. Thanks in advanced
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NEW popcorn-time.se Beta 3.2 installation - ./configure not found

Currently the Popcorn-time tar.gz available on the site is version 3.2 I have followed a few guides on here, youtube. there is only 4 files located in the tar.gz libffmpegsumo.so nw.pak package.nw ...
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untar single file error

I am trying to untar a single file inside a big tar.gz file with this command: tar -xvf files.tgz '/home/home_ndb_fp/DATI (ex parc.)/DOC AAA/AAAAA/TRES VIN/AAAA AAAA - AAAA AAA AAAA/BBBBBB by cccccc....
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how to install cassandra tarball?

from http://www.planetcassandra.org/cassandra/ I have dsc-cassandra-2.2.4-bin.tar.gz How do I install it?
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Which type of tar compression has the best compression power? [duplicate]

There are many variations of the .tar compressed packages tar.bz2; tar.gz; tar.Z; tar.lz; tar.xz I want to compress: A series of text files video(s) I understand that the different types of tar ...
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What is the difference between .tar files [duplicate]

What is the difference between .tar.gz and .tar.xz (is there more?)? I know that you can just open up Archive Manager and extract them. But what is the actual difference? Which should I use? What ...
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Search and encrpyt single file in gpg encrypted folder

i have a huge gpg encrypted tar-gzip file ~100 GB. But only need a single folder from it. I can list/search the content by doing eg. gpg -d file.tar.gz.gpg|tar -tz |grep "filename"|more This is ...
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Backup script for Unix

I have written a shell script to take backup. #!/bin/bash TIME=`date +%b-%d-%y` FILENAME=backup-$TIME.tar.gz SRCDIR=/home/ubuntulover/scripts DESDIR=/home/ubuntulover/...
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Backup and restore whole system with TAR issue

This happened a few times. So I am curious why. For some purpose, I did tar cf /backup/os.tar / --one-file-system. Then booted into rescue system and remade root filesystem. Then tar xf /backup/os....
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Installing a .tar file without configure, install or readme file [duplicate]

I've managed to extract the file and gained two additional executable files but nothing seems to work and I have been kind of stuck for the last couple of hours. Everybody else seems to get these ...
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How to untar a .tar.xz file

I tried to run: tar -zxvf name.tar.xz but all I got was: tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
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How to extract .tar.bz2?

Im downloading an engine game file witch it compressed in .tar.bz2. Im trying command tar -zxvf enginsxt.tar.bz2 And it gives error. I know that command tar -zxvf only for extracting .tar.gz ...
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Confusion between archiving and compressing?

I am confused about archiving and compression and I am going to write what I think is correct. Here are the commands that I wish to get a better understanding of: tar –c file > file.tar tar –cf ...
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Popcorn-Time installation

I downloaded a new Popcorn Time from popcorn-time.se and I don't know how to install a tar.gz file. I extracted the folder that is in tar.gz and then tried to run command sudo ./install but there in ...
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error in untarring

I am now trying to install Texlive ON UBUNTU 2015, but I get this installation S error : untar: untarring /usr/local/texlive/2015/temp/amsfonts.tar failed (in /usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist) ...
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how to tar in python

I want to backup my website using a python script. This is the script: #!/usr/bin/python import os import time import datetime from subprocess import call DATETIME = time.strftime('%Y%d%m-%H%M%S') ...
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./configure: No such file or directory while installing tar.gz

I am new to the Ubuntu. I tried to install pycharm-community-5.0.tar.gz with following command: tar -xzf pycharm-community-5.0.tar.gz cd pycharm-community-5.0 ./configure it says ./configure: ...
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Why does Tar preserve the original files' permissions even when not passing the `-p`, `--preserve-permissions` or `--same-permissions` switch?

From man 1 tar: [...] -p, --preserve-permissions, --same-permissions extract information about file permissions (default for superuser) [...] --no-same-permissions ...
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How to recover backup

I made a back up with the following commands: cd / sudo tar cvpzf /media/fred/New_Book/14.10BU2015Mar25.tgz I am attempting to recover with: cd / sudo tar xvpfz /media/New_Book/fred/14....
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I'm unable to extract openvpn configuration files in the requisite folder

I'm getting the following error when I enter the command written below. I've already downloaded the configuration files needed to configure openvpn. My System: Ubuntu 15.04 32 bit arkya@arkya-HP-250-...
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simple tar and extract command

I am new to Ubuntu (terminal especially) and I am experimenting with the tar command. I have created a /test folder containing one single /test.txt file at /var/www/html/test/test.txt. I would like ...
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tar: gzip: stdin: unexpected and of file

Hi anybody has an idea about this error: PLAY [Deploy to status servers] *********************************************** GATHERING FACTS *************************************************************...