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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Refusing to create an empty archive

I have a problem with this command: su -c 'tar zcvf yourname.tar.gz/etc/var/' Here is the website for my class assignment. Some of these command do not work correctly. Help!
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Why the tar file is so big? [closed]

I created a tar file of a directory. The directory is a few MBs big. The tar file has a size of more than 150 MBs!!! I created the tar file with the command: tar -cf <tar filename> ...
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CRC error during extraction of downloaded compressed tar. Tar file is intact

I have downloaded a compressed file from http://ds.arm.com/downloads/. File details are DS500-BN-00019-r5p0-21rel1.tgz(64 bit) When I try to extract this file using the following command tar -zxvf ...
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Cant find configure file in tar.gz [on hold]

I was trying to install Kompozer. I've downloaded the tar.gz file and tried to install it. After unzipping I can't find the configure file in it. How could I install it?
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Why does unzipped directory copied to different server returns different size?

I create a gziped archive of a directly so have a file data.tar.gz on Ubuntu that I upload to AWS S3, I have an Amazon AWS instance running with elastic beanstalk. When deployed it downloads the file ...
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/opt: Cannot open: Not a directory

I run sudo tar -xzvf eclipse-jee-mars-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz -C /opt But I can't extract it: tar: /opt: Cannot open: Not a directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
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How to create a zip file from contents of a folder with certain name pattern?

is it possible to create a tar.gz file from contents of a folder but only put the files with certain name pattern in the archive and ignore the rest? for example just put the files which their names ...
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Error when extracting lzma tar ball in terminal tar : “Unexpected EOF in archive”

xz: (stdin): Unexpected end of input tar: Unexpected EOF in archive tar: Unexpected EOF in archive tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now What does this mean? What I entered: sudo tar --lzma ...
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trying to copy from root to user

I mounted a folder inside my C drive to a root path of mnt/myFolder now I am trying to copy the contents of that folder to /home/dev/build/mysource I used that command that was taught by my senior ...
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backing up and compressing /home directory using lzma

Will this work? sudo tar -cvpf backboxhome.tar.gz/home/user --lzma I am mainly confused on where to place the --lzma argument.
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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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Extract all files from a .tar.gz after wget and rename them

Is there any easy way extract all files from a .tar.gz and rename the files upon extraction? The tars inside look like: file1.obj file2.xr file3.ty file4.hjg All files are different extensions, but ...
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Trying to append file to tar archive returns error “Cannot stat: No such file or directory” [closed]

Just started using Linux and practising using different commands, as a learning exercise I was trying to append a file to a tar archive that I created named "test.tar" using this command: tar rvf ...
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xcrysden 1.5.53: unable to resolve host address `prdownloads.sourceforge.net'

I'm Mayuri. When I tried to install xcrysden 1.5.53 in Ubuntu, I ran into the difficulty below: After running the commands: tar xvf xcrysden-1.5.53.tar.gz && cd xcrysden-1.5.53/ cp ...
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Error “Cannot utime: Operation not supported” when restoring a tar archive on an android device

I replaced the MicroSD card in my mobile (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini running CyanogenMod 11 with encryption) with a bigger one. Before I pulled the old one out I backed up its content into a tar file: ...
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Error executing “./configure” command : bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

I have downloaded CiscoPacketTracer6.2.tar.gz file. Now I want to install it. The command I have use is tar xvfz CiscoPacketTracer62Student.tar.gz Then I navigate to that directory using cd ...
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I cannot uncompress the file linux.hla.tar.gz because the computer cannot find the file

I am new to ubuntu, and I cannot seem to solve this problem. When I try running the command tar -xvf linux.hla.tar.gz, I get the error message tar: linux.hla.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or ...
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How to put Preinstalled UBUNTU Touch Image in usb

I have an x86 tablet and I want to install Ubuntu touch on it I downladed the tar.gz image at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-touch/daily-preinstalled/20150523/ but since its tar.gz I do not know ...
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Issue when attempting to install utorent 3.3

After attempting to set a symbolic link this comes up (I assume this mean I have done it already, which would make sense because this is one of many attempts). :~/Downloads$ sudo ln -s ...
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How to install Audacity [closed]

First of all, I'm new to Ubuntu. I just install it. I do not know anything about linux though I'm a Windows user. I'm trying to install Audacity in the software center but always fails. First, it says ...
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Archiving a lot of files / one big file

I want to compress about 100'000 files (that's what find . -type f | wc -l says) with a total disk usage of 100 GB. Most of the files are small but just a handful of them makes up about 70 GB of the ...
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How to recover boot filesystem from a tar archive

I have rebuild my Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation as the USB drive which contained the boot partition crashed. I have a recent backup of all of / except for /proc /sys /mnt /media /run /tmp /dev. ...
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Why I get “Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive” with TAR command?

I'm trying to follow this tutorial to full backup my linux / Ubuntu 12.04 after a fresh restore. my code in fullserver.sh : tar -cvpf /backups/fullbackup.tar --directory=/ --exclude=proc ...
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Getting a tar file for latest linux patches

$ curl -L https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.0.1.tar.xz | tar -xjkf - % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left ...
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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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Is it possible to convert 7z to tar directly?

I have a .7z file containing ~360,000 images in multiple directories. I'd like to convert it to a .tar so that I can open it in another computer. Is there a better way than extracting it to files and ...
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Install or run FlashTool?

Okay, I've downloaded "flashtool-0.9.18.5-linux.tar.7z" from the Xda Forums ( http://xda-forum.blogspot.nl/2015/03/how-to-install-xperia-firmware-using.html ) and I have tried to run "x10flasher.jar" ...
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Why I can't uncompress a .bz2 file using tar?

So I have this wikipedia dump sized at about 10gb and named as "enwiki-latest-pages-articles.xml.bz2". I have been trying the following commands in the terminal to unzip the dump: tar jxf ...
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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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Installation of Older version QGIS2.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 rather than QGIS2.8

I downloaded the qgis2.4 tarball from the qgis website, but it doesn’t follow the typical 3 steps of installation : ./configure make make install So I am stuck and unable to move forward. Could ...
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How to install qpdfview 0.4.14?

I have been using the 0.4.12 build for a couple of months now and am ready to update to 0.4.14. I've tried a couple of things to install it but for fear of screwing up my Trusty environment I thought ...
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Revkit make.py bootstrap error

username@ubuntu:~$ cd revkit-2.2 username@ubuntu:~/revkit-2.2$ ./make.py bootstrap bash: ./make.py: No such file or directory What does this mean and why does this happen?
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Why does gzip on tar output always produce different results?

What I expect from two commands which always produce the same output on their own, is them to always produce the same output when put in a pipeline, but apparently this is not the case for tar | gzip: ...
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How can I make tar read input from stdin?

I need to use tar in a pipeline inside a shell script to archive and compress some files. After having read the manpage for tar I was able to make tar output to stdout by running it along with the -O ...
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How do I install torbrowser 4.0.3 in Ubuntu 14.10 using tar command?

When I enter the command: tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux32-4.0.3_LANG.tar.xz It gives me this error: tar (child): tor-browser-linux32-4.0.3_LANG.tar.xz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Anaconda Install Help

I started using ubuntu not to long ago. I am trying to install Anaconda on my linux distribution. Am following the instructions below: http://docs.continuum.io/anaconda/install.html#linux-install ...
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default package: tar .xz or tar .bz2?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit, 2 GB of memory. Which default package should I select when asked before downloading an application like the Opera Web Browser?
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I have a problem trying to install files with .tar.gz

I tried to install .tar.gz files in my computer through command line with the tar -xzf archive.tar.gz and it gives me this error tar (child): archive.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or ...
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Compressed backup solutions

The Question Is there a way I can use rsync, and enable compression of my data at the backup target? I'm aware of compression of data during transport, but I've disk space restrictions. I am ...
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Excluding files and directories from tar

Why does the command tar -cvpzf backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/temp_intel * not exclude the /temp_intel directory?
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Please help me to install tar.gz packages with terminal [duplicate]

I’m trying to install tar.gz packages with terminal and I’m completely lose. Please help me to install them.
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install from .tar.gz [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 64-bit. I know there are a lot of topics on ".tar.gz" but it didn't answer my questions and/or I didn't undetstand the answers. I am trying to install from a .tar.gz ...
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Ways to unpackage a tar file [duplicate]

I have heard of many different ways to unpackage a .tar file but it is unclear which ones are "official" (if there is one) and how they are different. Also, I have noticed that some work on some ...
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Recover Huge and Broken Gzip file

I have a 50.9 GB file which is a backup of my home folder on Ubuntu 12.04. I compressed this file using tar on Terminal from my sda (ext4) drive to sdb (ext4). The command I used was tar cvfz ...
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tar: Removing leading `../' from member names

I am testing out the functionality of tar by compressing and extracting directories as follows: cd test mkdir Documents mkdir foo cd foo sudo tar cf - ../Documents | tar xf - The last command ...
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What are the different arguments passed to tar command?

What is the purpose of -xvzf arguments when we untar any tarBall file and what are the other arguments passed over the command? I found it mentioned in many books but can't find anything.
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LTO Backup problem in Ubuntu

I'm seeking advice how to troubleshoot this further... I have a Adaptec ASC-1405 SAS card and a HP LTO-4 tape drive. I make a normal tar backup, tar -cvf /dev/nst0 ... This works with any fuzz. But ...
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How do I use GROMIT?

I downloaded the gromit-20041213.tar.gz file, extracted it but now what? How do I use GROMIT?
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Tar exit code non-zero

I'm trying to build a backup script that creates a full tarball from my system each night. To do this I followed the tutorial here. So to test it out I decided to create a manual backup: tar -cvpzf ...
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Struggling with server restore

I am new to Ubuntu after a long time of putting it off. Over the past few months I have gone from a complete novice to running my own home server with nginx and php-fpm and my website is working ...