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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Externally installing netwide assembler in Ubuntu

I have downloaded the tar.gz file of nasm and extracted it on my desktop. But I don't know how to install it. Please can anyone tell me how to install nasm externally on Ubuntu. Thanks in advanced
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NEW popcorn-time.se Beta 3.2 installation ubuntu 15.04

Currently the Popcorn-time tar.gz available on the site is version 3.2 I have followed a few guides on here, youtube. there is only 4 files located in the tar.gz libffmpegsumo.so nw.pak package.nw ...
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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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untar single file error

I am trying to untar a single file inside a big tar.gz file with this command: tar -xvf files.tgz '/home/home_ndb_fp/DATI (ex parc.)/DOC AAA/AAAAA/TRES VIN/AAAA AAAA - AAAA AAA AAAA/BBBBBB by ...
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how to install cassandra tarball?

from http://www.planetcassandra.org/cassandra/ I have dsc-cassandra-2.2.4-bin.tar.gz How do I install it?
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Search and encrpyt single file in gpg encrypted folder

i have a huge gpg encrypted tar-gzip file ~100 GB. But only need a single folder from it. I can list/search the content by doing eg. gpg -d file.tar.gz.gpg|tar -tz |grep "filename"|more This is ...
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Which type of tar compression has the best compression power? [duplicate]

There are many variations of the .tar compressed packages tar.bz2; tar.gz; tar.Z; tar.lz; tar.xz I want to compress: A series of text files video(s) I understand that the different types of tar ...
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What is the difference between .tar files [duplicate]

What is the difference between .tar.gz and .tar.xz (is there more?)? I know that you can just open up Archive Manager and extract them. But what is the actual difference? Which should I use? What ...
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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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Backup script for Unix

I have written a shell script to take backup. #!/bin/bash TIME=`date +%b-%d-%y` FILENAME=backup-$TIME.tar.gz SRCDIR=/home/ubuntulover/scripts ...
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Backup and restore whole system with TAR issue

This happened a few times. So I am curious why. For some purpose, I did tar cf /backup/os.tar / --one-file-system. Then booted into rescue system and remade root filesystem. Then tar xf ...
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Installing a .tar file without configure, install or readme file [duplicate]

I've managed to extract the file and gained two additional executable files but nothing seems to work and I have been kind of stuck for the last couple of hours. Everybody else seems to get these ...
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How to untar a .tar.xz file

I tried to run: tar -zxvf name.tar.xz but all I got was: tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
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How to extract .tar.bz2?

Im downloading an engine game file witch it compressed in .tar.bz2. Im trying command tar -zxvf enginsxt.tar.bz2 And it gives error. I know that command tar -zxvf only for extracting .tar.gz ...
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Confusion between archiving and compressing?

I am confused about archiving and compression and I am going to write what I think is correct. Here are the commands that I wish to get a better understanding of: tar –c file > file.tar tar –cf ...
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Popcorn-Time installation

I downloaded a new Popcorn Time from popcorn-time.se and I don't know how to install a tar.gz file. I extracted the folder that is in tar.gz and then tried to run command sudo ./install but there in ...
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error in untarring

I am now trying to install Texlive ON UBUNTU 2015, but I get this installation S error : untar: untarring /usr/local/texlive/2015/temp/amsfonts.tar failed (in /usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist) ...
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how to tar in python

I want to backup my website using a python script. This is the script: #!/usr/bin/python import os import time import datetime from subprocess import call DATETIME = time.strftime('%Y%d%m-%H%M%S') ...
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How can I install programs from Tarballs?

I was trying to install get several programs. I realized that a lot of the installations came in the form of tar and deb files. I have no idea how to install tar files so I searched and found that you ...
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Why does Tar preserve the original files' permissions even when not passing the `-p`, `--preserve-permissions` or `--same-permissions` switch?

From man 1 tar: [...] -p, --preserve-permissions, --same-permissions extract information about file permissions (default for superuser) [...] --no-same-permissions ...
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./configure: No such file or directory while installing tar.gz

I am new to the Ubuntu. I tried to install pycharm-community-5.0.tar.gz with following command: tar -xzf pycharm-community-5.0.tar.gz cd pycharm-community-5.0 ./configure it says ./configure: ...
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How to recover backup

I made a back up with the following commands: cd / sudo tar cvpzf /media/fred/New_Book/14.10BU2015Mar25.tgz I am attempting to recover with: cd / sudo tar xvpfz ...
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I'm unable to extract openvpn configuration files in the requisite folder

I'm getting the following error when I enter the command written below. I've already downloaded the configuration files needed to configure openvpn. My System: Ubuntu 15.04 32 bit ...
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simple tar and extract command

I am new to Ubuntu (terminal especially) and I am experimenting with the tar command. I have created a /test folder containing one single /test.txt file at /var/www/html/test/test.txt. I would like ...
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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: gzip: stdin: unexpected and of file

Hi anybody has an idea about this error: PLAY [Deploy to status servers] *********************************************** GATHERING FACTS ...
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Never Hide “Compress” In Nautilus

When a file of basically any format or file extension (I don't know which of them is used to differentiate in this case) is right-clicked in Nautilus, there is this neat entry of File Roller called ...
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How do I install virt-manager from a .tar.gz file? [duplicate]

How do I install virt-manager from a .tar.gz file? I used the tar -zxvf file.tar.gz command. But when I use virt-manager --version, I see the old version. I think if I use the apt-get command, the ...
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Why am I not being able to tar /opt and move it to my USB location in Linux

I am trying to preform this command to tar /opt and move it to my usb with directory: /media/usb-sdb1-1-7-1/ However I am getting an error here is the command I am preforming: tar czf ...
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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 + ...
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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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How to create a common base folder with tar and how to rename folders?

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and the whole Linux environment though I'm a computer scientist and I want to become familiar with the basic commands. At the moment I am working with .tar and .tar.gz ...
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How to Install Packages From Taz.xz Files [duplicate]

I have recently been trying to install more packages from the source rather than through the software manager or online repositories. However when i am trying to install Pango or any other package ...
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Installing Opera Mobile Emulator tar.gz files

I am new here can anyone help me out!. How can i install a tar.gz file through the terminal. I've been trying to install the Opera Mobile Emulator.
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Install Perl Audio Converter for Nemo

I wanted to start using the Perl Audio Converter. I also use Nemo and apparently there's an extension for Nemo. I have downloaded the file pacpl-nemo-0.1.1.tar.bz2 from here: ...
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unzipping files [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux. I found that to unzip tar files we use tar -zxvf filename or tar -zvf filename. can someone please give me some details... like any meaning behind each letter 'z','v','f'. how to ...
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Adding the tar '-z' (gzip) parameter at the end of 'tar -cvpfz …' doesn't work as expected

I was using the answers from Copy files without losing file/folder permissions question, when I ran across this interesting and unexpected behavior. Using tar cvpfz target.tar.gz dir1 works ...
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Ubuntu MATE Raspberry Pi image defect?

I downloaded the official Ubuntu MATE for Raspberry Pi image on their site. Strangely enough I am not able to un pack the tar ball either using the Archive Manager or command line tar xvf command. It ...
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ssh into a server and download data

So I've been using this command tar zcf - * | ssh root@ip "tar xzf - -C home/minecraft/multicraft/servers/server2" to upload stuff to other servers. However I have to be in the ssh of the server ...
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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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Concepts of archiving all the user accounts in Ubuntu

I have given a task to archive all the user accounts for a given batch and delete the user accounts of the students for that batch. Such archiving could be useful for setting up the system for the ...
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How to suppress tar error messages in when piping

For example: I extract a tar.bz2 file with tar -xvf instead of tar -xjvf: tar -xvf file.tar.bz2 tar: invalid tar magic and if redirect stderr tar -xvf file.tar.bz2 2>/dev/null it works. ...
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Problem extracting tar file

I have tried the command : tar -xjvf FileZilla_3.7.1.1_*-linux-gnu.tar.bz2 After Giving this command getting these errors : tar (child): FileZilla_3.7.1.1_*-linux-gnu.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No ...
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Problems with unzipping openfire_3_10_2.tar.gz

While installing openfire got an error with unzipping the downloaded file that gzip: stdin: not in gzip format tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now When checking ...
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Installed grub on flashdrive

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 on my flash and then deleted windows as I ran Ubuntu on my USB drive. I found out after research I downloaded the grub on my USB drive. I tried basic commands to fix it and ...
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How can I check a compressed file for reliability?

I have a 5GB folder with my research from last year. To save space, I compressed the folder, and all its contents. The compressed file *.tar.xz, is 761MB, which seems really tiny. That made me wonder: ...
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Refusing to create an empty archive

I have a problem with this command: su -c 'tar zcvf yourname.tar.gz/etc/var/' Here is the website for my class assignment. Some of these command do not work correctly. Help!
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Why the tar file is so big? [closed]

I created a tar file of a directory. The directory is a few MBs big. The tar file has a size of more than 150 MBs!!! I created the tar file with the command: tar -cf <tar filename> ...
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CRC error during extraction of downloaded compressed tar. Tar file is intact

I have downloaded a compressed file from http://ds.arm.com/downloads/. File details are DS500-BN-00019-r5p0-21rel1.tgz(64 bit) When I try to extract this file using the following command tar -zxvf ...
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Cant find configure file in tar.gz [closed]

I was trying to install Kompozer. I've downloaded the tar.gz file and tried to install it. After unzipping I can't find the configure file in it. How could I install it?