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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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 ...
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Compressing a folder (tar) without its containing directory in the foldername

I am trying to compress a folder with tar command. When i trying to compress it , it works fine the problem is with the file name. source path : /data/file/ destination path : ...
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Microsoft Access Database (.mdb) corrupted after backup on ubuntu server

On my network I host several Microsoft Access databases in a folder shared with samba. I also backup the databases every day using SimpleBackup, which sticks them in an uncompressed .tar folder. When ...
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Writer error when using tar to make a backup to a Windows network share

Hello, I'm a newbie to linux. I created a share in a windows machine named: //rui-pc/caixamagica Also a mounting point: /mnt/caixamagica and I want to backup my "/" (root) to that network drive.. ...
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tar command for another directory

I have a tarball (x.tar) in home/sermet directory. When I'm in different directory on terminal like, /opt#, I want to untar the x.tar in its current directory (home/sermet). How can I perform it?
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Minimizing effects of large number of files

I need to manage a filesystem with a large number of files (hundreds of thousands). This filesystem is rsynced periodically. The vast majority of files don't change often, but since there's so many, ...
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How do I run/install Ubuntu Touch?

Sorry my English is not good. I'm translating. I got ubuntutouch 14.10 download the file format is Tar.gz How can I install this file? When I extract it to a folder that contains 1.5 GB of built ...
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A complete guide for backing up Ubuntu via the tar command?

I have given up on solving my wifi problem which can be seen here -> Wifi not working (Greyed out in NetworkManager) So I am going to reinstall kubuntu 14.05. However this is like my 20th time doing ...
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Using cpulimit on a command rather than a PID

I am trying to use cpulimit on a command, like: cpulimit -e 'tar -chzf [...]' -l 50 but cpulimit seems not to be able to start the process: Warning: no target process found. Waiting for it... ...
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running a tar command eats all resources

I am running a Rails application on my ubuntu 12.04 server. I have set up a cron job to take backup of all files uploaded to my application every morning at 2 am. It is a lot of files (around 900 mb). ...
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Extract tar.gz to STDOUT and zip STDOUT

I need to extract an tar.gz archive I downloaded with curl into STDOUT and use the STDOUT as STDIN for zipping the files again. curl -L someURL | tar xz --strip-components=1 -O| zip -r test.zip ...
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curl to tar to zip not working properly

I am wanting to download an tar.gz archive, extract it and compress it into a zip file in one command. Reason for this is to be independent from temporary files. The command I use: curl -L "someURL" ...
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untar content of folder from tar.gz archive that get's data from STDOUT (wget)

I want to extract the content of a single folder from a tar.gz archive that get's it's input from the STDOUT of wget. My command looks like this: wget -O - http://example.com/file.tar.gz | tar -C ...
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BASH script for extracting archives - how to make the script ask for folder destination?

I've started using the bash script below, for unpacking archives. How would I go about making the script ask if I would like to specify a folder, or just use the default folder to extract to? I'd ...
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Installing LMMS 1.0.3 on Ubuntu

I'm having problems installing LMMS using cmake. I downloaded the tar file, and created the build folder inside of the extracted directory, then run cmake. I've attached the error log at the bottom. ...
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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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How do I compress a directory auto use directory name?

I have to assign file name when I use tar tar -zcvf xxx.tar.gz /home/xxx I always use history command , and alter the directory name and tar file name.I would make mistake at sometime to input a ...
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How can i install peerguardian?

I tried to install PeerGuardian and expected it to be a simple run and install... but its a tar.gz! I’m completely new to Linux and have no idea what that is, how to install it, or how safe it is! Can ...
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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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Where to “--exclude” the specific directory's in mine backup script using tar

I want to backup my whole linux server but where do i --exclude=proc --exclude=sys --exclude=dev/pts --exclude=/var/backups . Please help!!! Here is my code. I may also have some errors in it. ...
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JDK 8 installation from .tar.gz file [duplicate]

I have downloaded jdk-8u11-linux-x64.tar.gz from the oracle website, and I have done gunzip and tar -xf which extracted all the files into a jdk directory(/usr/local/src/jdk1.8.0_11). Now is that it ...
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tar commands returns stdin error

tar -xvfz files.tgz gzip: stdin: not in gzip format tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now This the error i got. (This file is created by tar -cvzf file.tgz file ) ...
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can't compress whole file with tar?

I'm not an expert with tar (xz) but I have a video (FLV) and it's size 95MB I would like to compress it and I was using this command XZ_OPT=-9 tar -Jcvf myfile.tar.xz 1.flv (I got this from a ...