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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can't compress whole file with tar?

I'm not an expert with tar (xz) but I have a video (FLV) and it's size 95MB I would like to compress it and I was using this command XZ_OPT=-9 tar -Jcvf myfile.tar.xz 1.flv (I got this from a ...
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How to extract this package archive

I am trying to extract a certain file in the downloads folder and instructions given to me are as follows: Type the following in terminal and it will be done tar -xvJf ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tar restore from tape fails

I have a basic backup to tape script and restore script that was written by a previous admin. When trying to restore from tape, I get the following error: tar: v: Cannot open: No such file or ...
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tar delete progress not shown?

I was trying to use tar command , --delete option and met some problems. There are two things I don't understand: when using --verbose option with combination of --delete option, nothing shows as ...
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Excluding files and directories from tar

Why does the command tar -cvpzf backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/temp_intel * not exclude the /temp_intel directory?
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tar: Removing leading `../' from member names

I am testing out the functionality of tar by compressing and extracting directories as follows: cd test mkdir Documents mkdir foo cd foo sudo tar cf - ../Documents | tar xf - The last command ...
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Minimizing effects of large number of files

I need to manage a filesystem with a large number of files (hundreds of thousands). This filesystem is rsynced periodically. The vast majority of files don't change often, but since there's so many, ...
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BASH script for extracting archives - how to make the script ask for folder destination?

I've started using the bash script below, for unpacking archives. How would I go about making the script ask if I would like to specify a folder, or just use the default folder to extract to? I'd ...
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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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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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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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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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Error “Cannot utime: Operation not supported” when restoring a tar archive on an android device

I replaced the MicroSD card in my mobile (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini running CyanogenMod 11 with encryption) with a bigger one. Before I pulled the old one out I backed up its content into a tar file: ...
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How to put Preinstalled UBUNTU Touch Image in usb

I have an x86 tablet and I want to install Ubuntu touch on it I downladed the tar.gz image at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-touch/daily-preinstalled/20150523/ but since its tar.gz I do not know ...
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Getting a tar file for latest linux patches

$ curl -L https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.0.1.tar.xz | tar -xjkf - % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left ...
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Install or run FlashTool?

Okay, I've downloaded "flashtool-0.9.18.5-linux.tar.7z" from the Xda Forums ( http://xda-forum.blogspot.nl/2015/03/how-to-install-xperia-firmware-using.html ) and I have tried to run "x10flasher.jar" ...
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Installation of Older version QGIS2.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 rather than QGIS2.8

I downloaded the qgis2.4 tarball from the qgis website, but it doesn’t follow the typical 3 steps of installation : ./configure make make install So I am stuck and unable to move forward. Could ...
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Recover Huge and Broken Gzip file

I have a 50.9 GB file which is a backup of my home folder on Ubuntu 12.04. I compressed this file using tar on Terminal from my sda (ext4) drive to sdb (ext4). The command I used was tar cvfz ...
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running a tar command eats all resources

I am running a Rails application on my ubuntu 12.04 server. I have set up a cron job to take backup of all files uploaded to my application every morning at 2 am. It is a lot of files (around 900 mb). ...
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curl to tar to zip not working properly

I am wanting to download an tar.gz archive, extract it and compress it into a zip file in one command. Reason for this is to be independent from temporary files. The command I use: curl -L "someURL" ...
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untar content of folder from tar.gz archive that get's data from STDOUT (wget)

I want to extract the content of a single folder from a tar.gz archive that get's it's input from the STDOUT of wget. My command looks like this: wget -O - http://example.com/file.tar.gz | tar -C ...
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Install haroopad correctly from tar.gz

Before you mark this as a duplicate of How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? hear me out first. I downloaded the haroopad-v0.12.0_i386.tar.gz file from the haroopad website and extracted the ...
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Restoring backup with tar

hi i'am usin Ubuntu server 14.04 I want to backup all data in /mnt/backups/(pictures music etc.) i use: tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz /mnt/backups/ and i want recover into /home/john/recover/ i use: tar ...
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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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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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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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Can't install tar.bz2 file due to “no such file or directory” error

I've been trying compile mdk3-v6 but I run into errors. Started off by trying sudo apt-get install that didn't work. Downloaded from another source and tried tar -xjf mdk3-v6.tar.bz2 Keep getting ...
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How do I use GROMIT?

I downloaded the gromit-20041213.tar.gz file, extracted it but now what? How do I use GROMIT?
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How can I tweak this split-tar-gz-archive script?

I came across this shell script that can be used to split an entire directory across multiple compressed files. I am interested in making a minor tweak to this script. Lets say I have n GB of files ...
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/opt: Cannot open: Not a directory

I run sudo tar -xzvf eclipse-jee-mars-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz -C /opt But I can't extract it: tar: /opt: Cannot open: Not a directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
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LTO Backup problem in Ubuntu

I'm seeking advice how to troubleshoot this further... I have a Adaptec ASC-1405 SAS card and a HP LTO-4 tape drive. I make a normal tar backup, tar -cvf /dev/nst0 ... This works with any fuzz. But ...
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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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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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Why does unzipped directory copied to different server returns different size?

I create a gziped archive of a directly so have a file data.tar.gz on Ubuntu that I upload to AWS S3, I have an Amazon AWS instance running with elastic beanstalk. When deployed it downloads the file ...
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Installing wavetomidi (tar.gz archive)

I'm trying to install wavetomidi (http://sourceforge.net/projects/wavetomidi/) but it won't work... It's a tar.gz archive, so I extracted it. I then ran ./configure, but it told me to install ...
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Error executing “./configure” command : bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

I have downloaded CiscoPacketTracer6.2.tar.gz file. Now I want to install it. The command I have use is tar xvfz CiscoPacketTracer62Student.tar.gz Then I navigate to that directory using cd ...
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Restoring a new install of Ubuntu from a .tar.gz backup

I have created a backup of my system using .tar.gz archive. Followed this example. Now I want a new install of Ubuntu on my other computer and want to carry accross my backup which contains all the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Anaconda Install Help

I started using ubuntu not to long ago. I am trying to install Anaconda on my linux distribution. Am following the instructions below: http://docs.continuum.io/anaconda/install.html#linux-install ...
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Compressed backup solutions

The Question Is there a way I can use rsync, and enable compression of my data at the backup target? I'm aware of compression of data during transport, but I've disk space restrictions. I am ...
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Microsoft Access Database (.mdb) corrupted after backup on ubuntu server

On my network I host several Microsoft Access databases in a folder shared with samba. I also backup the databases every day using SimpleBackup, which sticks them in an uncompressed .tar folder. When ...
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Writer error when using tar to make a backup to a Windows network share

Hello, I'm a newbie to linux. I created a share in a windows machine named: //rui-pc/caixamagica Also a mounting point: /mnt/caixamagica and I want to backup my "/" (root) to that network drive.. ...