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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backup by compress tar each directory

I’m looking for a method to scan a directory (not recursive) and tar it using the original folder name, and then delete the folder (so I will have only the folder compressed) Anyone has the command ...
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How to unzip .tgz file from /media directory using terminal?

I've downloaded mongodb-linux-x86_64-2.6.3.tgz file using windows 7 and kept it on D:\Amra\Software\Developing Soft location. When I right click this .tgz file using Ubuntu and see property it shows ...
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Overwriting files when extracting from a tar archive

I play OpenTTD. There are three versions available and I want to have all three; stable, testing and nightly. I downloaded and compiled the source code for all three with no problems. The issue is ...
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Troubles Saving tar.gz

When trying to package .tar.gz files from folders (backup) using this script tar -zcvf desktop.tar.gz /home/USER/Desktop/ It's suppose to be saved as 'desktop.tar.gz' and its a copy of ...
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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 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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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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Cannot delete a tar.bz2 file from pendrive

I want to delete a tar.bz2 file from my pendrive. I tried shift+delete, but nothing happened. Then in terminal I tried sudo rm command, I got the following error - rm: cannot remove `avi.tar.bz2': ...
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tar file bigger than original folder?

I used "Compress" from Nautilus to a 36MB folder. It created a tar called fs.tar.gz. This fs.tar.gz has the size of 98MB. How can this be possible? I did read somewhere that symlinks or something ...
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Piping with SSH and split the file

Im using tar zcf - stuff | ssh user@server 'cat > data.tar.gz' Is there a way to split the file on transfer? Something like this: tar zcf - stuff | split -b 5G | ssh user@server 'cat > ...
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tar delete progress not shown?

I was trying to use tar command , --delete option and met some problems. There are two things I don't understand: when using --verbose option with combination of --delete option, nothing shows as ...
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How can I tweak this split-tar-gz-archive script?

I came across this shell script that can be used to split an entire directory across multiple compressed files. I am interested in making a minor tweak to this script. Lets say I have n GB of files ...
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Where and how to unpack tar.gz? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? I download for example flash player and eclipse. they are in tar.gz format. where i need to unpack them? is there some directory where all ...
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Backup Wubi installation using tar gives Permisson denied faults

I have been trying to backup my Ubuntu machine which is a Wubi installed Ubuntu alongside Vista. So far I have done the following First I navigated to my external hard-drive then I created a backup ...
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How do I extract a tarball, skipping some of the leading directories?

I am archiving a folder using following command: tar jcf "home/username/forum/forum.tar.bz2" /var/www/forum/ Then I am extracting using : tar jxf forum.tar.bz2 ./ It extracts correctly, but ...
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Installing a tar.bz2

I am trying to install laidout-0.0o91.tar.bz2. its a publishing program for Linux. can you please give me the right terminal instructions to install this on my system.
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any tarball autoinstaller out there?

can any one help me? the big problem of linux is that you have to type to install most of the apps! i'm searching for an application which can automatically install tarballs just by clicks(No ...
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Where can I find Chromium binary tarballs?

Firefox's website provides binary tarballs that I can easily extract and run, is there anything similar available for either Chrome or Chromium? If not, how can I compile so I can run it the same way ...
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How to quickly extract all kinds of archived files from command-line?

Many times I need to extract different kinds of archived files using commad-line. But not all the time I remember the exact command for any type of file archive. So, I have to waste time and search ...
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What is the correct software to open a .tar file?

I want to be able to play the game N, but I can't figure out what to use other than archive manager to open it. Here is the link to the game download.
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Directly compress stdout

can someone tell me if is possible to directly compress stdout? I would like to do this in one step without creating temporary file files.txt... Example: cat file* > files.txt tar -czf files.tar ...
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Why compressed directories cannot be extracted in /opt?

I am not able to uncompress a file with .tar.gz extension Did sudo tar -xvzf ~/Downloads/file.tar.gz /opt/ but no success. it says: tar: /opt: Not found in archive tar: Exiting with failure status ...
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tar -cvfz command results in error message unless I omit the hyphen before 'cvfz' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: sudo tar cvpzf exiting with failure due to previous error When I run the command tar -cvfz backup.tar.gz somedirectory I get the following sterr tar: Exiting with ...
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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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How to install a deb.tar.gz file?

I have a Canon MG2220 multifunction printer that I would like to use with Ubuntu 13.04 (which I just installed). There are no print drivers available in the Ubuntu Software Center, so I downloaded ...
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How to download a .tar.gz file from a redirected link in terminal?

I want to download the file at http://www.snort.org/downloads/1806 as a .tar.gz file using terminal but the problem is that when I use: sudo wget http://www.snort.org/downloads/1806 It downloads a ...
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Estimating compressed file size using a list parameter

I am currently compressing a list of files from a directory in the following format: tar -cvjf test_1.tar.gz -T test_1.lst --no-recursion The above command will compress only those files ...
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(tar: /dev/nst0: Cannot read: Cannot allocate memory) with tar, pv and tape drive

I'm trying to use pv (pipeviewer) along with tar to do tape backups in order to see the progress and eta like so: du -s /home/myuser 115630916 /home/myuser tar -cf - /home/myuser/ | pv -s 115630916 ...
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is it possible to damage tar files during hard power down?

So in this scenario: I create tar.gz file. with very important files. Before I power down computer, electricity goes out. is it safe to files written in tar file will not get corrupted? is it ok ...
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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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Can you help me remotely backup my filesystem?

The institution I work for wants me to backup the entire filesystem of a server and store it on another server. Both servers are running the latest release of Ubuntu. I'm having a little bit of ...
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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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How to install tar.gz file [duplicate]

Trying to install Catlateral Damage using the usual extracting and installing commands on the terminal, but it keeps tossing me annoying errors. Probably missing something obvious. Both the archive ...
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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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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 ...
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automate transfer of tar files over FTP

Every day I have a script making .tar files of aparticualr directory. Once every day, I would like to transfere the new tar file made that day to a remote server over FTP. I would like to make this ...
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tar command fails on bigsize(191 GB) file

In Ubuntu, tar command fails while copying bigfile of size 191GB from disk to tape device and gives below error. tar -cvf /dev/st0 /mtpt/ntfs in /mtpt/ntfs, we have files of size 2gb to 5gb and ...
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How do I make the matlab ISO from 3 separate tarballs?

I've downloaded Matlab for Linux, and it's 3 tar files, that I've to extract to get an ISO file. the problem is that it if I extract anyone of them I get an error. any idea?
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How can I backup and encrypt with tar, split and openssl, all in one command?

I often use tar to backup my stuff in 4 gigabyte chunks to a directory on a FAT32-formatted disk, as documented here. To get that done, I use the following command: tar -cvpj /path/to/directory/ | ...
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How to install a download .tar.bz linux kernel?

I have downloaded the latest stable linux kernel release from this site kernel.org My question is, how do I install it in Ubuntu 12.04?
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How can I prevent two shell scripts running at the same time?

I have a tar backup script that runs once a month. It runs at night through cron. I also have a power schedule that reboots the server at 4.15 every night. The problem is that the server reboots ...
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Script to automatically write file upon extracting some folder

I want to write script that will run in background and do following task: As soon as I extract "xyz.tar.gz" file to desktop it should write "a.cpp" file to desktop,and if a.cpp file already presents ...
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Tar Error: implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 00:00:00

My home directory is encrypted and I want to remove the encryption. I have performed the following actions and the problem occurs at step 4: Backed up (encrypted) home folder to /var/backup using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tar extract error - implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00 [closed]

I was create a tar script to make a backup of / directory on flash drive with exluding these folders: /lost+found /mnt /media /proc /sys /tmp Here's a fragment of script: sudo tar -zcpf ...