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You can install PeaZip if you want powerfull GUI on the backbone of 7zip. Please type these commands on terminal : sudo apt-get install gdebi wget -c launchpadlibrarian.net/70575443/libgmp3c2_4.3.2%2Bdfsg-2ubuntu1_i386.deb wget http://optimate.dl.sourceforge.net/project/peazip/5.4.1/peazip_5.4.1.LINUX.GTK2-2_i386.deb sudo gdebi ...
What is a tar archive? TAR is a file format holding multiple files in one. It was initially created for tape archives. Such a tar-file may be referred to as tarball. By default there is no compression involved. However today's versions of tar can compress files using an external compression program if installed. With e.g. the command line option -z a gzip ...
I use this,you could try too tar -cvf - your/path/ | xz -9 -c - > myfile.tar.xz
I'm not sure whether compressing one file will reduce the size. But here is the command tar -cvf foo.tga filetocompress C is for create a tar file. Use xvf to uncompress
Without root access you'll have to grab the entire file, move it to a box where you have root access, and then mount the iso to pull just a single file out of it.
You are mixing things up: an ISO is a data dump (often from a dvd/cd/bd). You mount ISO's as you would mount a hard disk. And when mounted you can "cd" into the directories and copy files from it. If you are unsure about command line install software that can mount ISOs. Examples: furius, gmount-iso, acetoneiso, gisomount. All are available in Ubuntu ...
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