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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tar: gzip: stdin: unexpected and of file

Hi anybody has an idea about this error: PLAY [Deploy to status servers] *********************************************** GATHERING FACTS ...
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Never Hide “Compress” In Nautilus

When a file of basically any format or file extension (I don't know which of them is used to differentiate in this case) is right-clicked in Nautilus, there is this neat entry of File Roller called ...
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How do I install virt-manager from a .tar.gz file? [duplicate]

How do I install virt-manager from a .tar.gz file? I used the tar -zxvf file.tar.gz command. But when I use virt-manager --version, I see the old version. I think if I use the apt-get command, the ...
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Why am I not being able to tar /opt and move it to my USB location in Linux

I am trying to preform this command to tar /opt and move it to my usb with directory: /media/usb-sdb1-1-7-1/ However I am getting an error here is the command I am preforming: tar czf ...
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Using tar, the entire folder structure is including, I don't want that

I am taring a folder and for some reason the entire directory structure that preceds the folder I am tarring is included. I am doing this in a script like: 'tar czf ' + dir + '/asdf.tgz ' + dir + ...
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sudo tar cvpzf exiting with failure due to previous error

I looked at the other question addressing this issue but I think I might have a different setup. I too am trying to backup my Ubuntu machine, but here is the difference. I used Wubi to install Ubuntu ...
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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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How to Install Packages From Taz.xz Files [duplicate]

I have recently been trying to install more packages from the source rather than through the software manager or online repositories. However when i am trying to install Pango or any other package ...
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Installing Opera Mobile Emulator tar.gz files

I am new here can anyone help me out!. How can i install a tar.gz file through the terminal. I've been trying to install the Opera Mobile Emulator.
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Install Perl Audio Converter for Nemo

I wanted to start using the Perl Audio Converter. I also use Nemo and apparently there's an extension for Nemo. I have downloaded the file pacpl-nemo-0.1.1.tar.bz2 from here: ...
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unzipping files [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux. I found that to unzip tar files we use tar -zxvf filename or tar -zvf filename. can someone please give me some details... like any meaning behind each letter 'z','v','f'. how to ...
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Adding the tar '-z' (gzip) parameter at the end of 'tar -cvpfz …' doesn't work as expected

I was using the answers from Copy files without losing file/folder permissions question, when I ran across this interesting and unexpected behavior. Using tar cvpfz target.tar.gz dir1 works ...
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Ubuntu MATE Raspberry Pi image defect?

I downloaded the official Ubuntu MATE for Raspberry Pi image on their site. Strangely enough I am not able to un pack the tar ball either using the Archive Manager or command line tar xvf command. It ...
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ssh into a server and download data

So I've been using this command tar zcf - * | ssh root@ip "tar xzf - -C home/minecraft/multicraft/servers/server2" to upload stuff to other servers. However I have to be in the ssh of the server ...
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Concepts of archiving all the user accounts in Ubuntu

I have given a task to archive all the user accounts for a given batch and delete the user accounts of the students for that batch. Such archiving could be useful for setting up the system for the ...
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How to suppress tar error messages in when piping

For example: I extract a tar.bz2 file with tar -xvf instead of tar -xjvf: tar -xvf file.tar.bz2 tar: invalid tar magic and if redirect stderr tar -xvf file.tar.bz2 2>/dev/null it works. ...
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Problem extracting tar file

I have tried the command : tar -xjvf FileZilla_3.7.1.1_*-linux-gnu.tar.bz2 After Giving this command getting these errors : tar (child): FileZilla_3.7.1.1_*-linux-gnu.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No ...
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Problems with unzipping openfire_3_10_2.tar.gz

While installing openfire got an error with unzipping the downloaded file that gzip: stdin: not in gzip format tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now When checking ...
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Installed grub on flashdrive

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 on my flash and then deleted windows as I ran Ubuntu on my USB drive. I found out after research I downloaded the grub on my USB drive. I tried basic commands to fix it and ...
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How can I check a compressed file for reliability?

I have a 5GB folder with my research from last year. To save space, I compressed the folder, and all its contents. The compressed file *.tar.xz, is 761MB, which seems really tiny. That made me wonder: ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...