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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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 tar the n most recent files with spaces in filename?

I am trying to create a script that foreach directoy in the folder folder, only the n most recent files are to be compressed. However, I am having trouble with the multiple word files. I need a way ...
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How do I Uninstall a Program and Dependencies from a tar.bz2? [duplicate]

I installed a program using make and sudo make install. Is there a command I can use to remove these files now?
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tar command can't find file or directory [closed]

I'm new user of Ubuntu 12.04, and I don't know what should I do. I had download tor-browser and in instruction it said I should use this command for extracting tar file: tar -xvJf ...
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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 ...
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What is the difference between a deb package and a binary package?

I am not sure if it's true to say when you download a package from Ubuntu repository, then that it will be a debian package and if you download only a tar file and use make command to install it, than ...
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Rename default “Ubuntu one” folder on 12.04 server possible?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 server from home and using Ubuntu One as backup site. I'm not great at scripts (beginner) so when writing bash scripts that I later crontab for backups, having to use "Ubuntu\ ...
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Cannot load Eclipse .tar.gz file

I have just downloaded Eclipse but I have trouble with while loading (opening) the .tar.gz file. Could you please help me? Thank you. gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file tar: Unexpected EOF in ...
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What is the difference between different “compression” systems?

I've always used TAR and ZIP for compression, but recently I have heard about the *.Z compression algorithm. This brought up a question for me: With all of these compression systems, which one is ...
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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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noob: uninstall eclipse from 12.04 precise

I'm very new to ubuntu. Today I've installed eclipse kepler, I got it not from the terminal, not from the software center but from their website. It simply downloaded .tar.gz file which I extracted ...
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Tar extract symbolic link before extracting the target

I use sshfs to mount folders inside my home directory and one of those is Steam. Each time tar is used to extract in those folder, it will fail calling utime on all symlinks. I noticed that tar ...
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find/tar combination to backup certain files at one level, and all files in one subdirectory

Our server's directory structure is like this /home/site1/public_html /home/site1/logs /home/site1/cgi-bin etc...(it's the standard when using virtualmin) What I want to schedule backups for is ...
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In SSH, how do I mv to my local drive?

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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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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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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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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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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How do I uncompress a tarball that uses .xz?

I'm used to extracting tarballs with a -xfz flag, which handles gzip and bzip2 archives. Recently I've run into a .tar.xz file and I would like to uncompress it in one step using tar, how can I do ...
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Trying to make Install zulucrypt but cannot find packages

I have downloaded the source code of zulucrypt from http://code.google.com/p/zulucrypt/ because there is no .deb file. This is my first time to install from source and i need a little help by doing ...
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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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TOR unable to install keep recieving error msg

tar (child): tor-browser-linux32-3.5.2.1_en-US.tar.xz: Cannot open: No such file or directory I have followed the steps: Make a backup copy of your current sources.list file sudo cp ...
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What is going on with my TAR script?

This might do better at StackExchange but I use Ubuntu as my file server. So I'm trying to use tar and gzip to only backup the last 6 months of changes on my file server and it isn't working. It ...
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Operation Not permitted when Logged in Using Admini

i installed Ubuntu 13.10 .i logged in with Administrator account.when i right click on tar file and click on Extract here.its giving me error.Operation Not permitted.can any one please tell what's ...
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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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Why does tar complaint that it cannot find the file while extracting the archive?

I uninstalled xampp and tried to reinstall it but when trying to extract it to the /opt directory, I get the following error: $ sudo tar -xzf xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run.tar.gz -C /opt tar ...
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How do I install Catlateral Damage?

It's this gam It's a .tar.gz file; and doesn't contain any Installation files. Need some help. Thanks in advance!
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sudo make won't work

I can't install anything in .tar.gz format because it tells me make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. What do I do?
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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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Updating Gedit by compile, make and install the .tar.xz

Basic Specs - Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome 3 (session fallback), Ambiance theme, Faenza icons. I noticed i was using an outdated version of Gedit and decided it was a great opportunity to try to compile, make ...
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Installing Java on EC2 Instance — Unzip error

I've been trying to install java for a while now on my EC2 instance and I'm having no luck. I keep getting the error: sudo tar xf jdk-7u51-linux-x64.tar.gz gzip: stdin: not in gzip format ...
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How to unzip tgz file into ubuntu 12.04?

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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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 ...
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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 correctly restore system from tar backup?

Ok, so I decided to make a backup of my ubuntu 13.04 system using tar. I was following guide here and I made a backup of my ubuntu installation. Now, what I don't understand, is how to restore from ...
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problem with extracting .tgz file

I downloaded a big data file (others.tgz, some 30GB) from an ftp site. I did tar -zxvf others.tgz some files were extracted ( four files, where it is supposed to have 6 files ) after that it came ...
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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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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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Unable to unzip tar.gz in ubuntu?

I want to unzip tar.gz in terminal. I don't want to use any application from ubuntu sofware center.
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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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What is the difference with all the different types of .tar archives?

Could anyone tell me what is up with so many archives, and how are they differ? There's at least five that I can think of, .tar.tz, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar.lz, .tar.z Which is best for what ...
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How do you install a file in a tar archive? [duplicate]

It seems like a lot of people don't know this essential skill of Linux--so it's time to learn:)
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Too many symbolic links error

I am attempting to use LFS to make my own distro (for fun, nothing important) but keep running into issues. As it suggests, I am running a non-admin user account. However, every time I attempt to ...
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Move GZ archives with specific content

After a restoration of my HDD with PhotoRec I have a folder with 36,500 GZ archives. Of those, around 200 are very important for me. Each of these archives contains exactly one TAR archive. These TAR ...
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Problems with unzipping .tar.gz

For installations i've needed to unzip .tar.gz so ive used tar fvxz file_name.tar.gz yet it replies with tar (child): file_name.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is ...
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Can Synaptic install application from a .tar.gz file downloaded from outside the repositories?

I would like to know if Synaptic package manager can install an application from a .tar.gz file downloaded from a different source than is in the repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list. I mean those ...
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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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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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Problems with IVTV and Hauppauge PVR 500

Hey I am in charge of figuring out a live internet broadcast we're planning to do and I am having some problems with getting things set up. First a couple background things: Why am I using Ubuntu: I ...
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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 ...