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How Best to Install a Configuration File Archive?

What tools exist for installing a configuration file archive in one go? That is, having first booted a fresh Ubuntu installation, being faced with its set of default configuration files, and having an ...
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az.archive.ubuntu.com is down. How can I get the updates? [duplicate]

When I run "sudo apt-get update" the request gets timed out, because az.archive.ubuntu.com is down. I checked whether it was just me, but it says that it is actually down. Should I just wait ...
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"Extract here" option doesn't work in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Extraction for rar/tar/gz files is working fine from CLI. In GUI, when right-clicking a file in Files app (both single and multiple parts archives) and choosing extract here in drop-down menu presents ...
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Unpacking a large file in place

Due to disk space constraints, is it possible to unpack a large archive (tar) file, and at the same time remove it so that we do not have two copies of the same files (one archived and one unpacked) ...
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which archive format is appendable, indexed, seekable and multi-volume

I am looking for a multi-volume, indexed, seekable and appendable archive format. multi-volume = split the TB-size archive into GB-chunks indexed = add complete index at the archive end with offset ...
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Fail to extract rar archive

I have a .rar archive. I can open it using Archive Manager. Files are ready to view individually. But it cant extract all of the files inside the archive. The archive consists of a hierarchy of ...
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How to find the archive type of an iso file?

For my iso image I used the tgz format, but there can also be an iso with xz, 7z, tar zip, etc. compression. How do I know?
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Nautilus/Caja Script to "Extract Here" Selected RAR/Archive(s) via Engrampa, File-Roller or Command?

I'm looking to create a file manager script to use in Caja (I used "Nautilus Script" in the title so people would understand what I was trying to accomplish) that will extract the selected ...
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Can't connect to archive on both of my Ubuntu computers without using a VPN. IP banned?

I've been having this problem for a while but I figure that I should try to get to the bottom of it now. For the past few months for whatever reason I simply can not connect to the Ubuntu archive from ...
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Extracting winrar unlimited file size till disk is full

When using the default archive manager () and trying to extract small files (< 1mB) the files keep getting bigger and bigger until the disk is full. What I mean by this is it keeps extracting and ...
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"The package linux-headers-5.11.0-37 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it."

I recently tried to install an upgrade but I keep getting the following error: The package linux-headers-5.11.0-37 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it." How do I fix this?
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it's not work: sudo apt update

Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease Reading package ...
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Add files to lhz archive with file attributes

for a legacy application, I need to create an ancient lzh archive, which needs to retain the file permissions set with chmod. Under Ubuntu, I found that there is the jlha package is available for ...
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Are there OVAL files for EOL releases?

Has Ubuntu stopped publishing OVAL files for EOL releases, or are they archived somewhere but still accessible? Here is the official Ubuntu information about OVAL data: https://ubuntu.com/security/...
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Can I copy a file to two drives at the same time from a single read? (Copy one-to-two in single operation, preferably in rsync)

I frequently need to back up a source disk to multiple target disks. At the moment the workflow is rsync from source to target1 then dd clone target1 to target2. It would be lovely if I could rsync ...
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No "other options" menu in Archive Manager [duplicate]

I'm on 20.04 and I'm trying to password protect a compressed file with Archive Manager and was told that there should be an "Other Options" menu at the bottom to set a password. But when I ...
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I am trying to upgrade from the command line my ubuntu to 20.04

I have gone thru all the steps but I can't seem to download some archives. Unable to fetch some archives". I have changed server, run --fix-missing ..still won't download the "Plasma&...
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vlc cannot play video files inside rar

I have a .rar file and it contains some video files. When I open the rar and then try to open the video files from there directly it fires up vlc but vlc throws this error VLC is unable to open the ...
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Can I directly split the project archive in kdenlive?

I created a huge project in Kdenlive. Now, I wanted to archive it and then move the archive onto a Samba share with almost 50 GB free space, because I'm running low on free disk space on my main PC (9....
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Merge multiple RAR parts (file.part01.rar, file.part02.rar, etc.) to file.rar

If one has multi-part zip files (a.z01, a.z02, a.zip), one can merge the split files into the original zip file by running zip -F a.zip --out output.zip But I couldn't find an equivalent for split rar ...
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Extracting .so files from an archive

I am trying to extact an archive to install an application and it contains .so files and I cannot figure out how to extract them. I have attached screenshots of the files with the particular type as ...
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extracting RAR files on Ubuntu 20.10,Ubuntu LTS also on Fedora 33 not working

I decided to leave Windows and jump in to the Linux, but when I install Ubuntu LTS 20.04 and want to extract RAR, with Archive Manager it stays in (Extracting files from "site.rar [86mg] ") ...
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How can I pxe install ubuntu server offline without archive mirror? [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu 18.04 server on a segregated network not connected to the internet, I will connect to a public network later to download packages. When installing, Ubuntu forces me to ...
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tgz file extracted folders has no files

When I tried extracting a tgz file using archive manager, the extracted folders has no files. I tried other softwares like 7zip also. But that also is not returning the same error. Can you suggest a ...
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Error on update can't get it fixed Err:8 & after the first part of post got this Err:7

Results of sudo apt update : Err:8 http://archiver.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease Temporary failure resolving 'archiver.ubuntu.com' Fetched 433 kB in 20s (21.6 kB/s) ...
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xubuntu core doesnt let me zip large files

im running xubuntu-core (xfce 4.14) on a remote VPS. I had to install the thunar-archive-plugin in order to get any zip functionality. Apparently xubuntu-core doesn't come with it by default? Anyways. ...
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Change window size when opening pdf from archive manager

On Ubuntu 20.04, when I open a pdf file directly from the archive manager when it is part of a zip file, the document viewer always displays that pdf file in a small window. I would like it to open by ...
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How to remove a false-installation which has no archive for it without re-install?

I'm very new here and not an advanced Ubuntu user, so please have mercy with my possible incompetence. I tried to remove stremio after a failure installation: sudo apt-get remove stremio Output was: ...
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How to make files invisible when listing files inside zip files?

Because when i executed unzip -l mantap.zip it still showed below: Archive: mantap.zip Length Date Time Name --------- ---------- ----- ---- 116 2020-10-01 06:04 mantap.cpp -...
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Unable to install any package can't find archive [duplicate]

Linux ubuntu20 5.4.0-47-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 4 19:50:52 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux If I run synaptic I get E: The package openprinting-gutenprint needs to be reinstalled, but I ...
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Need to try to install a specific package version -- however apt-cache madison, apt-cache policy only seem to list the latest version

Other SE posts, for example this, show how you can install a specific package version. However, I'm unsure what exactly the naming convention / syntax used for the version I want is. I need to install ...
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How do I create a password protected archive in 20.04

The menu in Archive Manager has an item "New Archive". When you choose it, you get to write the name of a new archive. You can also supply a password! But the archive is not created and you ...
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Add password option to default compress menu - 20.04

when I click the compress option on a file or folder, by right clicking on that file and choosing compress, I am presented with a simple menu form that only lets me choose the type of file to convert ...
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Archive Manager in 20.04 will not extract files from password protected zip files from 18.04

I have a large amount of password protected files in a zip archive that I created in Ubuntu 18.04 or maybe even earlier. In Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I can extract the password protected files from the zip ...
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Is the Ubuntu Archive apt down

I keep getting Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/a/autolog/autolog_0.40+debian-3_amd64.deb Temporary failure resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu.com' Is this just me or is ...
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How to stop Archive Manager from prompting during zip downloads in a web browser?

Usually, whenever I download a zip file or other archive, the browser (Firefox/Brave/Chrome) would prompt me for where to download the file to. Then it downloads the file. And that's it. Then I would ...
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Archive Manager: An error occurred while loading the archive

I'm recently getting this error when trying to open a simple zip file using file-roller, aka Archive Manager. I've unzip, unrar and 7zip installed already. However, when I try decompressing the files ...
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How to unrar a .rar file if I cannot install unrar?

How do I unrar a file if I cannot install unrar ? Below is the error message I got. sudo apt install unrar-free is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
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How to fix "Extract here" in context menu of Nautilus in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I have very strange problem with Nautilus on my fresh Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Gnome. When I try to use "Extract here" context menu of Nautilus on some zip archive (700 Mb+ size), it creates folder ...
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Archive Manager's 'Other Options" greyed out

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and I'd like to encrypt files (and the filenames as well) with Archive Manager. Unfortunately I cannot do it since the option to do so is greyed out. Is there any solution ...
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Opening an archive as a folder in Nautilus

I'd like to open an archive (zip, 7z, rar, etc.) as a subfolder in Nautilus. That is, when I double-click an archive, I'd like it to open in the same Nautilus window instead of starting Archive ...
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fcrackzip - Incompatibility with Gnome Archive

This was experienced by somebody else in this not well documented old thread. The tool to brute force passwords work properly when a zip file is created from the command line. Here is a test result ...
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Kubuntu 19.10: Ark can't open some zip files

Ark seems to be having problems with opening some zip files. For instance, when I try to open zip files exported from https://beefree.io/ I get this error: Ark wasn't able to open XX. No suitable ...
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Open encrypted .dmg file?

I have an old encrypted .dmg file I would like to open. Tried what I could but now I am out of options. Option 1: dmg2img Getting error message: dmg image is corrupted Then I tried to use vfdecrypt, ...
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Czech Archive Ubuntu 18.04 LTS missing bionic Release

After using apt-get update today, it tells me that http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic Release does not contain the file Release. And indeed, after checking http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...
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Ubuntu extract zip package is flattened, sub-folders are missing

I zipped a folder in Windows. The folder contains files and sub-folders. I copied and extracted the zipped file to two Ubuntu machines: Ubuntu-A and Ubuntu-B. (I extracted them exactly the same way.) ...
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Compress directories older than 7 days

I have directories(have some .txt files) like this. I'd like compress the dirs older than 7 days (by changed date) to it's corresponding YYYY_MM dir 2019_08_05_132134_ABC 2019_08_02_084423_ABC ...
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Is my Ubuntu mirror down?

It seems like http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com is down. I'm trying sudo apt update but it says Cannot initiate the connection to ua.archive.ubuntu.com:80 Is there any website with servers status, and info ...
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Fail to apt-get update and Unable to find expected entry of sources. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

This is what the terminal shows. $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 archive creation

Been doing this in 18.04. Now have 19.04 and it does not work: ar qc file.a file.o ar: file.a: malformed archive Any suggestions?
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