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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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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“Cannot open: No such file or directory” when extracting a tar file

I am trying to install Apache Cassandra that is a tar.gz file. The following is the output I am getting. 1st instance: tar -zxvf apache-cassandra-2.0.3-bin.tar.gz tar (child): ...
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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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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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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 matlab_r2011b.tar.gz ...
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Problem with extracting a .tar.gz file

I've downloaded a '.tar.gz' file from here. File size is 152 MB. The downloaded file size is 450 MB on my computer !! I tried to extract that file but I get below error : gzip: stdin: invalid ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I create tar.7z file from the command line?

I would like to zip up my homework from last year. How do I tar and zip the whole folder from command line Ubuntu (I don't have GUI).
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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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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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compressing a list of files by using tar

what I am trying to do is to compress a list of files using tar. So what I am doing is sudo tar -pcf filename.tgz `cat filename.list` so if there is a directory on the list like this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tar restore from tape fails

I have a basic backup to tape script and restore script that was written by a previous admin. When trying to restore from tape, I get the following error: tar: v: Cannot open: No such file or ...
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How do I uncompress a tarball that uses .xz?

I'm used to extracting tarballs with a -xfz flag, which handles gzip and bzip2 archives. Recently I've run into a .tar.xz file and I would like to uncompress it in one step using tar, how can I do ...
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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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How can I update a tar.gz file?

I have created a tar.gz file (using the GUI, not the command line). How can I update it with a command that new files are added and modified files are updated, too?