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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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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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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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 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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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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In SSH, how do I mv to my local system?

Probably bad searching/not knowing the terminology, but: I've managed to ssh into my webhost's directory for me, and tar the webapp I want to back up and download. But when I try to mv to ...
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tar: A lone zero block at 343398

while trying to extract a tar.gz file in ubuntu terminal an error happened int he last sentence here it is : tar: A lone zero block at 343398 what is the solution for this problem???
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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 ...
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How to extract this package archive

I am trying to extract a certain file in the downloads folder and instructions given to me are as follows: Type the following in terminal and it will be done tar -xvJf ...
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Installing from Tar.gz Permission Denied

Total Linux noob. I have worked in the WinTel world as a network/sys admin for going on twenty years. Its time for me to get my feet wet with Ubuntu. Let me preface this with the following: I have ...
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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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How do I install a .so file? - newbie

I downloaded freeverb.tar.gz which contains a plugin library (freeverb.so) for Audacity. I extracted the .tar.gz file to my downloads folder but I don't know what to do next. There is no Readme ...
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Installing rtl8812AU_linux_v4.2.0_6952.20130315.tar.gz

Hi while trying to get the drivers for my "EDIMAX AC600 Dual-Band High Gain Wi-Fi USB Adapter" I run into the following problem: After sudo apt-get install build-essential and cd /home/"USERNAME" I ...
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Install haroopad correctly from tar.gz

Before you mark this as a duplicate of How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? hear me out first. I downloaded the haroopad-v0.12.0_i386.tar.gz file from the haroopad website and extracted the ...
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How to install JRE 7u60 on Ubuntu 14.04 using the tar.gz file? [duplicate]

How do I install JRE without PPAs or anything but the tar.gz file I downloaded from: http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp?locale=en
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Trouble installing specific .tar.bz2

I've used Ubuntu for over a year now and I have never gotten the hang of tarballs. I have a .tar.bz2, I've extracted it but I can't figure out where to go from here. I tried running ./configure but I ...
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Archive format with index table that preserves executable bit?

The title basically sums it up. I like how zip is fast (basically you can instantly open it and look what's inside), but I need to keep executable flag for files, like tar.gz does. Is there any ...
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Too many symbolic links error

I am attempting to use LFS to make my own distro (for fun, nothing important) but keep running into issues. As it suggests, I am running a non-admin user account. However, every time I attempt to ...
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How to install «Hip Hop» on Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to try Hip Hop on Ubuntu 14.04, but on the website, there is only a .tgz file, and I have no idea how to install it. There is no .deb in the compressed file. Does anyone have an idea ?
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noob: uninstall eclipse from 12.04 precise

I'm very new to ubuntu. Today I've installed eclipse kepler, I got it not from the terminal, not from the software center but from their website. It simply downloaded .tar.gz file which I extracted ...
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how to extract multiple zipped and rar files recursively?

I have a folder ExampleFolder which contains many zipped folders. These zipped folders also contains multiple zipped folders. How to go through ExampleFolder and extract all of its zipped folders ...
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Can I make a package .deb from .tar.gz or .tar.bz2? [duplicate]

If I had an application with .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 extension can I transform it to a package .deb ?
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Permission error trying this backup script

I am trying this Backup Shell Script from the server guide. Granted it's for my desktop running Xubuntu 14.04. The NFS is mounted and accessible. The script has been created and edited with the ...
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Restoring backup with tar

hi i'am usin Ubuntu server 14.04 I want to backup all data in /mnt/backups/(pictures music etc.) i use: tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz /mnt/backups/ and i want recover into /home/john/recover/ i use: tar ...
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tarball to another drive

I'm just creating a tarball of a corrupted USB NTFS Windows drive which I mounted in /media. Instead of creating the tarball in on the drive itself /dev/sdb2 I wish to have it created on my own drive ...
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What is the difference between different “compression” systems?

I've always used TAR and ZIP for compression, but recently I have heard about the *.Z compression algorithm. This brought up a question for me: With all of these compression systems, which one is ...
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Open pdf in tar.gz without extracting

I have a tar.gz which have pdfs in it I want to open a specific pdf without extracting it Is this possible using terminal through some command (I know we can do it using GUI but I want to use ...
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Installing Java on EC2 Instance — Unzip error

I've been trying to install java for a while now on my EC2 instance and I'm having no luck. I keep getting the error: sudo tar xf jdk-7u51-linux-x64.tar.gz gzip: stdin: not in gzip format ...
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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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What does tar's -p (preserve permissions) flag actually preserve?

What does the -p flag actually preserve when creating and extracting a tarball? Is it the rwx permissions it preserves? When I created a htdocs/ tarball owned by root, extracting it to my local ...
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How to Delete Extracted Files

I was trying to install some custom themes on my computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yesterday, but with little success. The next day I realized that my failed attempts at getting a theme going resulted ...
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what happens if i delete a file while tar is processing it?

I am attempting to backup my filesystem with the following command: tar -cvjf /fs.bz2 --exclude=/fs.bz2 --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/sys / This command has been ...
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gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file -> problem in extracting jdk-7u55-linux-x64.tar.gz

I have downloaded 'jdk-7u55-linux-x64.tar.gz' When I execute following command to extract, sudo tar xvzf jdk-7u55-linux-x64.tar.gz also tried, sudo tar xvf jdk-7u55-linux-x64.tar.gz sudo tar xf ...
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How to tar the n most recent files with spaces in filename?

I am trying to create a script that foreach directoy in the folder folder, only the n most recent files are to be compressed. However, I am having trouble with the multiple word files. I need a way ...
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How do I Uninstall a Program and Dependencies from a tar.bz2? [duplicate]

I installed a program using make and sudo make install. Is there a command I can use to remove these files now?
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tar command can't find file or directory [closed]

I'm new user of Ubuntu 12.04, and I don't know what should I do. I had download tor-browser and in instruction it said I should use this command for extracting tar file: tar -xvJf ...
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Using tar and rsync for high availability

I have Ubuntu cloud servers running which I don't have direct access to but with ssh. I'm using 'tar' to clone or to have high availability of this server. I followed the tutorial from the link [link ...
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What is the difference between a deb package and a binary package? [duplicate]

I am not sure if it's true to say when you download a package from Ubuntu repository, then that it will be a debian package and if you download only a tar file and use make command to install it, than ...
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Rename default “Ubuntu one” folder on 12.04 server possible? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 server from home and using Ubuntu One as backup site. I'm not great at scripts (beginner) so when writing bash scripts that I later crontab for backups, having to use "Ubuntu\ ...
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Cannot load Eclipse .tar.gz file [duplicate]

I have just downloaded Eclipse but I have trouble with while loading (opening) the .tar.gz file. Could you please help me? Thank you. gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file tar: Unexpected EOF in ...
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Total novice: How do I install this driver after these instructions?

As my first question, and as a totally new user of Lubuntu, I really need to know how to install the wifi driver on my emachines em250 netbook. I installed Lubuntu on it, and everything works fine ...
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find/tar combination to backup certain files at one level, and all files in one subdirectory

Our server's directory structure is like this /home/site1/public_html /home/site1/logs /home/site1/cgi-bin etc...(it's the standard when using virtualmin) What I want to schedule backups for is ...
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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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Running truecrypt on ubuntu without root privileges

I have an encrypted trucrypt volume that I would like to mount from my university labs running Ubuntu 12.10. I do not have root permissions. I download the file truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz from ...
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tar a folder minus one sub-folder

I'm trying to create a tar archive of a folder thisfolder but want to omit a sub-folder named notthisfolder. Can someone show me how to do this? I've tried to tar'ing the entire folder and removing ...
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Trying to make Install zulucrypt but cannot find packages

I have downloaded the source code of zulucrypt from http://code.google.com/p/zulucrypt/ because there is no .deb file. This is my first time to install from source and i need a little help by doing ...
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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 ...