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Problem with extract a .tar.gz file

I've Download a '.tar.gz' file from here. File size is 152 MB. 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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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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Error with 'tar' commad, “Cannot open: No such file or directory” [closed]

I am trying to connect my Xbox with my laptop using uShare. For that I am following exactly what I have to do according to Installation of uShare on Ubuntu documentation. Unfortunately, at step 3 ...
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should i install the .deb or .tar.gz? [duplicate]

Please pardon the elementary question. I'm going through this tutorial. I would like to install hadoop on vm ubuntu 64 bit. I would like to know whether I should be downloading the .deb file or ...
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What to do if 'sudo make install' does not work for tar.gz files?

I downloaded the galaxium chat client tar.gz package from google code repositories. But, I am not able to install it with normal sudo make install command as described in the instructions, it gives ...
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Can I tar the whole system, clear everything and untar it back?

I have to do the whole system cleanup, deleting and recreating all partitions. I'm wondering if I could simply tar all my / (excluding proc, sys and mnt) into archive and then untar it into clear ...
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Install .tar.gz and .tar files? [duplicate]

Cody again. I'm still sort of a noob at installing things so I need your help... Im trying to install hping3 and of course it's a .tar.gz file... I've looked everywhere even on here and no ...
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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?
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How to install TestDisk from source

I have just come downloading a software called testdisk-6.14-WIP.linux26.tar.bz2. Therefore I'm wondering how to deal with the installation.
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Can't un-tar LibreOffice 4 download

I've tried this guide How do I install LibreOffice 4? But I get this message Can someone please explain why this is happening? And can someone tell me how to download it?
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TAR by file creation date and extraction of a file by its file name

Obviously, there are a lot of web pages on TAR out there. However, I have not been able to find a suitable Google query to determine if what I want is even possible. I have found items such as: ...
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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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Issue installing *gfortran*

I am trying to installing gfortran on my ubuntu system and I am following the steps mentioned in http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/GFortranBinaries32Linux , unfortunately one of the step in the installation ...
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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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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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How to install .tar.gz/.tar.bz2 packages without root privileges? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? I had already tried many things but none of them worked. I've tried tar xzf file.tar.gz(replacing file by the package ...
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Installing software without Ubuntu Software Center

I have a file downloaded from the Internet. To be specific I downloaded Code::Blocks from its official site. The file name is codeblocks.tar.bz2. If I don't have Internet connection and also ...
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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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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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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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After tarball restore my PC (tar xvfpz backup.tgz -C /), my sound card and network are not working. How to detect?

1 . I have a old laptop I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on. (It was ACER) 2 . I booted into single user mode and backed it up via cd / sudo -i tar cvpzf backup.tgz --exclude=/proc --exclude=/dev ...
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Extract only the contents of an archived directory from within an archive

The Situation I am extracting a CMS from drupal-7.15.tar.gz to /var/www. When extracted normally (with tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz) the files end up in /var/www/drupal-7.15/ The Goal I want the ...
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facing problem in download of tar files from kernel.org [closed]

I am working on a project i.e. developing/improving Operating System scheduling for scalable multi core architecture. I was downloading linux kernel3.2.28 source code (tar file) from kernel.org whose ...
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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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How to make a bash script generate a new filename every time it's run?

I'd like to make a .tar file of a particular directory every day of the week. The way I'd like to do it is with a bash script making a tar file every day with crontab. I was wondering, is there a ...
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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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Manually add files to tar

I have a ton of txt.gz files on a network I want to ungzip and put into a tgz. I have enough disk space for the all compressed files, but not uncompressed. The way I see it in my head is tar -czf ...
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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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Can't install tar.bz2 file due to “no such file or directory” error

I've been trying compile mdk3-v6 but I run into errors. Started off by trying sudo apt-get install that didn't work. Downloaded from another source and tried tar -xjf mdk3-v6.tar.bz2 Keep getting ...
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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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Can I safely remove a tar archive after extracting it?

Or am I supposed to save them for some reason?
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How do I extract a specific file from a tar archive?

Hi is possible to restore a single file from the .tar backup ? I dont want to restore total backup . i just want to restore one single file from the backup .
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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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How to run the ChromePlus browser in Ubuntu?

I'm new to Linux Ubuntu. I was using ChromePlus in Windows 7, it also has a Linux version. So I downloaded it. It's a chromeplus*.tar.gz file. I use the command tar xvzf chromeplus*.tar.gz to unzip ...
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I need to install my sql server 5.1 where there is no internet connection

Please kindly help me at the following issue. Currently I don't have an Internet connection and I need to install MySQL server on Ubuntu 11.04 without any rpm packages. I have only the tar file with ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Which kind of installation files should you prefer - .deb or tarball files? And why?

I have just starting Ubuntu as my primary OS and everytime I have to install something I generally try to find .deb files as that seems convenient, but someone on another forum told me I should always ...
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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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How to unpack a tar file into a blank disk image?

I'm trying to unpack a tar file in to a disk image which I created. I have no idea how to do it, Since the disk image .img is not a directory. Can anyone give some suggestions? By the way, I have ...
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“Cannot open: Permission denied” when creating a tar file

I need to to create a archive from my ftp server (all of the /usr/src/ directory) using tar command. However I keep getting permission denied error. Here is step by step what I am doing: ...
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Is there a way to `tar` extract without clobbering

Is there a way to tar extract without clobbering? I am installing 12.04 and want to restore my data from 10.10. Anything 12.04 specific I would like to keep, that is I do not want the tar'd 10.10 ...
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Which DNSExit client to download for Natty (11.04)? Rpm or Deb?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 server set up to host some websites and I have a dynamic IP address. I am using DNSExit.com to handle the DNS routing to the IP address and would like to install their DNS ...
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cannot install application from source using tar.gz archive

I tried to install utimer (https://launchpad.net/utimer) by following the below steps. $ tar -zvxf utimer-0.4.tar.gz $ cd utimer-0.4 /utimer-0.4$ ./configure /utimer-0.4$ ls aclocal.m4 autogen.sh ...
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Removing a tree

CODE EDIT So now that I'm off work I can do a little coding in my free time. The way that I think I want this to work is take a tarball (what I would normally extract to a folder anyway) and compare ...
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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 + ...