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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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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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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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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I am trying to install a compressed package ending in .tar.gz and I am getting an error saying that it is not in the right format,

I am new to Ubuntu and after doing some research I still can't figure what I am doing wrong. I am downloading the a package ending in .tar.gz,then I when I try to use; tar -xvf ...
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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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tar file bigger then original folder?

I used "Compress" from Nautilus to a 36MB folder. It created a tar called fs.tar.gz. This fs.tar.gz has the size of 98MB. How can this be possible? I did read somewhere that symlinks or something ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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TAR by file creation date and extraction of a file by its file name

Obviously, there are a lot of web pages on TAR out there. However, I have not been able to find a suitable Google query to determine if what I want is even possible. I have found items such as: ...
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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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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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Can't login after restoring backup with TAR

I created backup of ~/. with TAR by the command-line. I excluded folders like /proc, /sys etc. But I included the /home folder because there are some important configuration files for settings of ...
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tar -xzf pigz-2.3.tar.gz results in gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--crc error

tar -xzf pigz-2.3.tar.gz gives me the following error: gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--crc error tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now The same works if I do ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Attempted Installation of Arduino IDE with arduino-1.0.5-linux32.tar.gz

using this info at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo Followed up to Step 2 - Created /usr/local/src - Copied arduino-1.0.5-linux32.tar.gz here, - Extracted (Right click Extract ...
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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 ...