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 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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'tar' command '--remove-files' option

If I am trying to archive files in loop using tar command with --remove-files option. If some exception occurs in mid of execution, will the --remove-files option delete the current operating file or ...
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How to perform differential backups with tar?

I know I can perform progressive (incremental) backups with tar using snapshots, I am doing something like this for the directory I want to create a backup for: tar cpf progressive.tar --listed-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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trouble creating directory backups of selected directories

I have to a create directory backups of selected directories; each backup should have only one root directory; if multiple directories are selected, then each of them should be stored in a separate ...
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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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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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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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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 /media/...
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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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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 --exclude=/...
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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 can I check an “unexpected EOF” in my .tar.gz file?

Hi I have a problem with a .tar.gz file wich has backup of family photo collection and so. I've tried gzrecovery toolkit and i did gzrecover file.tar.gz and cpio -F file.tar.recovered -i -v Buy i ...
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Tar Archive Update And Delete Parameters

I use -uvf parameters to tar my home folder, but it accumulates files and I soon run out of disk space. What combination of parameters rewrites only changed files and removes deleted?
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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 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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Compress a folder but skip compressing specific file types and include them as such

I am using tar with pigz to compress a folder and save a backup. Size of this folder ~190 GB or more. This folder has variety of content including numerous text and log files, ISOs and zip files in ...
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Files lost after tar command

I had a symlink called st and I wanted to compress it into a tar.gz archive. I ran the command: tar zcf st.tar.gz st The resulting archive st.tar.gz contains only a link to an empty folder called ...
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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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/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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create zip or tar for directory or files in a directory, A, then extract in the same directory A

Is there a way to extract files in a ~.tar to the location of which those files were zipped or tarred? For example, say you make test.tar to store a directory in ~/Documents/some_dir. Then you carry ...
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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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how to exclude application/x-executable files in below command

need to add application/x-executable file types in below command. there is no extension for those of files. the only thing i know is the file type is application/x-executable --exclude={.*,*.cbp,*....
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diff and vim -d give different result

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 and I archived a folder folder-a with tar cfvz folder-a.tar.gz folder-a. When I needed the folder I untar the folder with tar xfvz folder-a.tar.gz. How I want to compare ...
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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 /media/New_Book/fred/14....
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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 arkya@arkya-HP-250-...
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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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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: http://sourceforge.net/...
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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 ...