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Questions that relate to managing and using compressed archives of files.

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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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sudo apt-get update fails from india [duplicate]

Running command "sudo apt-get update" fails while trying to connect to http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu . Tried accessing the URL on browser, there also it fails. Is the URL still working ...
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Extract archive, autodetect folder, does not create folder for single file

When using the functionality in Dolphin to extract an archive autodetecting the subfolder, it for some stopped creating a subfolder for single file archives. This happened after upgrading to 20.04. ...
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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.ubuntu.com sha256 checksum fail

I'm trying to download a file from ubuntu archive. http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic-updates/universe/binary-amd64/by-hash/SHA256/...
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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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Associate specific file extension with program [Xubuntu]

Mapping program QGis uses the ".qgz" extension for its projects, which is basically a zip file I think. If I set the associated program as QGis in the typical right-click menu, this works, BUT: all ...
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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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Ubuntu 19.10 - Compress with password from Nautilus context menu

I think I used to be able to create a password-protected, compressed archive of a directory directly from the Nautilus file manager by right clicking on the directory, Choosing "Compress..." and ...
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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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Backup by Updating Archive

i want to backup a directory to google drive and ive been doing so with rclone, but the problem is i think plex has millions of files and its been taking days to back up. many small files and google ...
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Open incremental tar with archive manager

Is there a way to open an incremental tar file with an archive manager? Guides such as this one and that one show how to create incremental tar archives and how to restore them. Restoring is done ...
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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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Error extracting certain data, from 7z or other formats

I am running Kubuntu 19.10 I dont know when this issue exactly started but it is confusing me, been up 12 hours trying to determine the cause. I have cetain data I've downloaded via p2p which I ...
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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 Ubuntu Ukraine Archive down

It seems like http://ua.archive.ubuntu.com is down. Im an 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 ...
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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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“Prefix found” error while extracting RAR file with Archive Manager

I have a RAR archive file, and I get this "Prefix found" error message when I try to extract its contents using the built-in Archive Manager (file-roller 3.28.0) in Ubuntu 18.04: I would assume that ...
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How to split a zipfile into smaller zipfiles

Is there a way to split a ZIP archive into into smaller zipfiles, where you don't have to make them into one big zipfile to unpack the smaller zipfiles? For example: Split 25 GB file into 5 files of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Enable advanced archive options like Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Is there a way (for instance with a plugin or (gnome-) extension) to enabled advanced options for compressing files & folders in Ubuntu 18.04? Like the one that Ubuntu 16.04 had. This is what it ...
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What is the most accurate way to make a digital copy of a DVD?

I'm interested in making accurate, future-proof digital copies of some family movies which are on DVD. What is the recommended way of doing this in 2019? I am inclined to think that it would be best ...
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Skipping aoc file 'main/binary-1386/Packages' doesn't support architecture '1386'

When installing updates, I get this error: $ sudo apt-get update Hit:11 http://ppa.launchpad.net/lutris-team/lutris/ubuntu cosmic InRelease Hit:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/system76/pop/ubuntu cosmic ...
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How to open large archive (tgz) files?

I am switching from Windows to Ubuntu. In Windows, I was using a program for backup which was creating .7z files. It is fast and easy to restore a few files from a huge 7zip archive. In Ubuntu, ...
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snap version of 7zip GUI cannot view or edit a file stored in a ZIP archive

I am switching from Windows to Ubuntu. I need to open and view a file stored in an old 7z archive file. To do this, I installed P7zip - Desktop (P7ZIP 16.02 [64-bit]) to my Ubuntu Desktop notebook. I ...
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“Compress” option disappears from right click menu when I search for a file on Ubuntu 18.10

I'm searching through a folder to compress a file for sending, and I've noticed that if I Ctrl+F and type the file name, or just begin typing the file name, then the option to 'Compress...' the file ...
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Unable to extract OneDrive ZIP file on Ubuntu 18.10

So I downloaded a 45 gig directory from OneDrive which got saved on my Ubuntu VM in the form of a zip file. Now when I try to extract it via GUI, it gives me an error saying the archive is empty. ...
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How can I add more file types to Archive Manager?

I want to make a plugin or something that can extract a PFS0 file because it's a simple format and I want something to do, but I can't seem to figure out how to do that. Any help would be greatly ...
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Unable to extract an rar archive [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to decompress a 500 MB rar archive. I have installed the most recent version of rar and unrar from the terminal. When I go to extract the contents from the archive ...
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How can I open .rar archives in lubuntu's built-in file manager?

Lubuntu 18.04.1 includes the lightweight but surprisingly powerful GUI file manager PCManFM 1.2.5, which can list the files within a .rar, but fails to extract or display them. Error messages (e.g. ...
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Create archive is gone in 18.04

In Thunar, there was always a command to archive files in the right-click menu. It's gone now. I think it's because the archive manager has been changed in 18.04. file-roller is still installed, ...
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Trying to create a archive tester for rar and 7z in perl

i'm trying to create a archive tester for a directory for rar and 7z in perl, my 7z can't handle rar and i can't install the rar function for 7z. I borrowed a PERL script and adjusted it for rar ...
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How do I make nautilus use file-roller in Ubuntu 18.04 and above like in 17.04?

New nautilus is not using file-roller any more by default, it has switched to its native expression, but I want to use file-roller on right click. I found this answer, which worked in Ubuntu 17.10. ...
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Can I see the option tar.gz in the GUI ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to zip in .tar.gz in the GUI, but only these options appear in the window: .zip, tar.xz y .7z Could the tar.gz be in the window?
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“File type RAR archive (application/x-rar) is not supported”

I'm trying to open these comic (CBR) files using comix, mcomix, and evince. file Venom* Venom 163 (2018) (Digital) (Zone-Empire).cbr: RAR archive data, v1d, os: Win32 Venom - First Host ...
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Error `Archive not supported` while opening extracted .js file in 18.04

I am getting this message from Archive Manager when trying to open a text file: Could not open “users.js” Archive type not supported. I've tried different archive managers but not one works! ...
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How do I extract all files from an archive's root and all the files within folders in that archive? (That is, without the folders)

I (regularly) have an archive with 10 or so folders in there, each containing 1 or 2 files. I want all of those files, but just in 1 folder, not in 10. Extracting the archive gives me 10 folders and ...
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How to open an APK file in Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm trying to inspect an APK of an Android app I'm developing. I was able to open and decompress APK files using the Archive Manager application (file-roller, the standard app for compressed files), ...
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How to create password protected archive in Caja file-manager?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Previously in 16.04 LTS I used Nautilus for such action. How can I create password protected archive using Caja file-manager here?
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could not resolve archive.ubuntu.com after fresh install of ubuntu 18.04

I can open Firefox and it works well but when I try to run sudo apt update it returns could not resolve archive.ubuntu.com I've tried changing dns server in wifi settings to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 ...
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zip created by archive manager is smaller than one created by zip on command line

I am creating a zip archive of one file, in 3 different ways: zip -1 (least compression) --> 33.8kB zip -9 (most compression) --> 32.3kB archive manager (zip option) --> 26.1kB Why is there such a ...
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How to restore deleted files from zip archive?

2-3 days ago I was extracting files from zip archive and deleting already extracted folder. But for some reason archive manager deleted not yet extracted folders even though I hadn't selected them. ...
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How do I install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 17.10? [duplicate]

Having a nightmare with this. Windows 10 laptop running Lubuntu 17.10 in VirtualBox. I downloaded the file tor-browser-linux64-7.5.3_en-US.tar.xz from the website, it went into my Downloads folder. ...
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Click to “Extract here” possible?

For my work I constantly need to unzip zip-archives. I know I can right-click and select "Extract here", but since I do this a lot, this is becoming annoying. Is there a way to set the default ...
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How to install Java 7 or jkd 7 on Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I'm really in trouble. As the Java 7 support and built are not available anymore on the web. I have gone through many of resources and question answering websites online but unable to resolve this ...

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