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The correct command is sudo su -c 'tar zcvf yourname.tar.gz /etc /var' or simply sudo tar zcvf yourname.tar.gz /etc /var And you forgot the space characters in your command: su -c 'tar zcvf yourname.tar.gz/etc/var/' ^ ^-- Missing SPACE -- Missing SPACE Your PDF has a very bad ...


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It could be that whatever you are using to download the files is detecting that they are compressed and is uncompressing them for you. Browsers will do that sort of (un)helpful thing. Run the file command on the file to see if it says gzip compressed data, last modified:... which is correct, or just something like POSIX tar archive (GNU) which means ...


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Try gunzip DS500-BN-00019-r5p0-21rel1.tgz Then the file becomes DS500-BN-00019-r5p0-21rel1.tar. Then try tar -xvf DS500-BN-00019-r5p0-21rel1.tar If that doesn't work file may be corrupt. Try to find the file type by using the command file DS500-BN-00019-r5p0-21rel1.tgz Check the output and confirm whether it shows gzip compressed data? If not, try ...


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To build from source code then visit the download page and you can find the instructions linked from here. It's too long to list here and too hard to implement, instead you can install it this way: If you use Ubuntu 12.04 you can use the PPA: sudo apt-get install kompozer Else if you Ubuntu version is greater(>14.04) then you can install itsource this ...


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I don't have enough reputation to comment so I must post an answer to ask for help on this same error. How should I use the argument in the answer by Eric Carvalho if I want to encrypt and use: sudo tar -cvpzf somefile.tar.gz --exclude=/home/someuser/Somedirectory/somefile.tar.gz --one-file-system / | openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -salt -out ...


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See my answer on stackexchange. It's a python script that appends stdin to a tar file, giving it an arbitrary name.



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