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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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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my tar command line is not working it won't unzip files

when I try using tar -xvj [file name] then hit enter it just hangs and does not unzip file.. I've tried zipping just a really small text file and it zipped into a .tar.bz file then when I tried to ...
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Can't extract .tar.xz archive on 13.10 because permission denied

I used to have Ubuntu 13.04, and also I had installed VLC 2.1.0 with a .tar.xz archive on that, but after the release of 13.10, I removed 13.04 and installed 13.10, so I tried to install VLC 2.1.0 ...
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Extracting a tar ball fails with “Cannot open: Not a directory”

I am trying to extract an tarball, I keep getting this error tar: mediatek/custom/common/lk/lcm/bp101wx1_n/bp101wx1_n.c: Cannot open: Not a directory tar: ...
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I ran tar command with the -v switch, but got no output, why?

After running: tar -xvf directory.tar I don't get any error but I can't see the output. Does anyone can help me?
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tar inexplicably trying to open a non-existent directory

I was trying to set up a script to download and untar some sources in a build script, but for some maddening reason tar seems to have gone insane, where it constantly attempts to do something with ...
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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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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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how to extract tar.7z files from command line? [duplicate]

Is there a way to extract files of tar.7z format using command line tools in Ubuntu?
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Recover an overwritten file

My project c source code file became corrupted while making the tgz of the file. I wanted to make *.tgz of 4 files. The file names are common.c, common.h, myfile.c and myfile.h. I mistyped the tar ...
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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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I can not install wine -1.6 [duplicate]

I am using tar file. I am extracting using tar xvjf filename then I am doing ./configure and getting error to install package fetch. Now what to do?
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Restoring a Unix Tar File with Ubuntu

I have all of these old DDS3 and DDS4 tapes that I need to restore the files off of. The only information that I really know is that they were put on the tapes about 10 to 20 years ago using Digital ...
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What to do with tar.gz [duplicate]

I am quite new to Ubuntu and I am trying to install node.js on 12.04. I have the source code in a tar.gz. I am not sure what I need to do with this file. I guess I need to extract it but is there a ...
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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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Creating tar fills system cache

My situation is pretty simple: I backup-ed some of my documents and put them on a NAS and since I rather transfer one big file instead of million small ones, I created a tar tar cf ...
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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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HELP Tarball & Deb files install issues

How's it going I am fairly new to ubuntu and was trying to get several programs installed and realized that alot of the installations came in the form of tar and deb files. I have no idea how to ...
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Best container/compressor for nesting

Is there a format, such as 7zip, zip, tar.gz etc that that 'glues' pre-compressed folders together quickly? At the moment, it appears that archiving pre-compressed files/folders has very little ...
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Which archive format does not read/extract whole archive when extracting single file?

As the title states, I have a few large archives (currently in .7z and .tar.gz format) stored on a remote location which I access via sshfs. I often find myself needing to extract one or two files ...
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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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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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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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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?