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's the difference between a compressed folder (with files) and a compressed Tar archive?

I don't understand the use of TAR. My understanding is it pulls together many files into one file. But doesn't putting files in a folder do this? Using ZIP, I put files I want to archive in a folder ...
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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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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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Compress in .tgz

I want to compress files in .tgz. I know how to make tar.gz(with tar and gzip) and some people say it is almost the same, but I need to make a .tgz, how??
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How to install a tar.bz2 package

How can I install a tarbz2 package. Example: I have downloaded firefox 8 tar.bz2 . I want to know a general method for installation of tar.bz2 package.
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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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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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Is there any ncurses archiver interface available?

I am looking for a way to create archives on the commandline with some minimal ASCII interface. Could be for tar, zip or rar files, but should provide miniml ncurses (or other) "fake" graphical ...
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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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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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tar: “Cann't stat: No such file or directory”

Following command sudo tar jcf /datos/backup/news/news.tar.bz2 -C /var/www/news news is giving "tar: Cann't stat: No such file or directory" error. How can I solve this problem? As it had been ...
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How can I build an installer by tracking filesystem changes?

Ages ago I used to package software on Windows using InstallShield AdminStudio. I used it for building customized installers for company applications from existing app installers. I'd like to do ...
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why does tar . see hidden files but ls . does not?

Why does tar cvpfz /tmp/backup.tgz . backup hidden files? (Note ls . does not see the hidden files. Trivia: there are ways to see hidden files such as with ls -a but this is just trivia. The ...
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Which is Opera Next's directory?

I recently installed Opera Next via tar. I saw it, "played" with it, and now I want to uninstall it. Where can I find it's directory? The package is neither in Ubuntu Software Center, nor in ...
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how would I create a tar without using sudo?

If I tar my /home/username and create the .tar file in /home/username, then I get an error of the sort . file changed as we read it probably because the directory file itself is changing due to the ...
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What's the best way to use parallel bzip2 and gzip by default?

Bzip2 and gzip only use one core, although many computers have more than one core. But there are programs like lbzip2, pbzip2 and pigz, which use all available cores and promise to be compatible with ...
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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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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 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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tar: Backing up an encrypted /home folder?

After some trial and error, I've managed to backup my Ubuntu 10.04 workstation and it's time for my Laptop. It also runs 10.04, but has an encrypted /home folder. Running the below snippet as root ...
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tar Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

I am trying to backup my Ubuntu workstation by the help of this guide and are running into trouble as the tar command outputs Exiting with failure status due to previous errors. Here's what I ...
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Installing μTorrent

Hello i'm trying to install uTorrent to my Ubuntu 11.04 I'm downloading it from here . But it's a .tar.gz file. I'm untaring it with tar -xzvf utorrent-server-3.0-25053.tar.gz command. But there ...
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Error when installing XAMPP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Error when installing xampp I'm trying to install XAMPP on my computer but as I try to extract the file and move it to the opt folder I get these errors. cd Desktop ...
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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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How to extract files to another directory using 'tar' command?

I think tar archive.tar /users/mylocation will work. But it doesn't. How can I do that?
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How do I install the Sun Java Development Kit (JDK 7)?

How to install JDK 7 on Ubuntu? The installation should be with the tar archive. I know the basic installation with the bin, but how to do with only a tar archive?
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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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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 ...