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 to Verify/Restore Whole-System Backup of tar czf?

I want to test that the whole system backup corresponds to the original. It would be great to understand some basic tests about rapid quality assurance because I do not have time to always .untar it ...
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Installing rtl8812AU_linux_v4.2.0_6952.20130315.tar.gz

Hi while trying to get the drivers for my "EDIMAX AC600 Dual-Band High Gain Wi-Fi USB Adapter" I run into the following problem: After sudo apt-get install build-essential and cd /home/"USERNAME" I ...
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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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Make a new archive once per minute using “crontab”

I am trying to make a crontab that makes a new .tar file each minute every business day by using the following code: */1 * * * 1,2,3,4,5 tar -cf /home/user/Archiv/$(date +"%Y%m%d%H%M").tar /home/user/...
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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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How to unzip .tgz file using the terminal?

I've downloaded mongodb-linux-x86_64-2.6.3.tgz file using windows 7 and kept it on D:\Amra\Software\Developing Soft location. When I right click this .tgz file using Ubuntu and see property it shows ...
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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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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 can I make tar read input from stdin?

I need to use tar in a pipeline inside a shell script to archive and compress some files. After having read the manpage for tar I was able to make tar output to stdout by running it along with the -O ...
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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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What are the different arguments passed to tar command?

What is the purpose of -xvzf arguments when we untar any tarBall file and what are the other arguments passed over the command? I found it mentioned in many books but can't find anything.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to install qpdfview 0.4.14?

I have been using the 0.4.12 build for a couple of months now and am ready to update to 0.4.14. I've tried a couple of things to install it but for fear of screwing up my Trusty environment I thought ...
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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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How do I install a .so file? - newbie

I downloaded freeverb.tar.gz which contains a plugin library (freeverb.so) for Audacity. I extracted the .tar.gz file to my downloads folder but I don't know what to do next. There is no Readme ...
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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 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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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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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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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 solutions......