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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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Ubuntu Packages: two or more packages specified [closed]

How can I workaround the error: Package: grub2-common Suite: Ubuntu xenial https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/grub2-common Same Error also for packages: grub-pc grub-pc-bin grub-efi
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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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Is there a means to read/write 100GB M-Disk?

I am creating a digital archive of 40 years of digital records. I plan to use 100 GB M-Disks. I cannot seem to find a concise example of a means and the hardware to archive my Linux servers to this ...
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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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Looking for a TUI application for making archives to use on CLI

When I am making TAR archives very often I need to exclude directories, files or file extensions. I find it very tedious to do it with CLI commands. Sometimes it works, very often it doesn't. Is there ...
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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 do I exclude a directory, and all it's contents including sub-directories, from an archive?

I want to archive, and compress, a directory while completely excluding various sub-directories with all of their content, including any sub-directories they may have. Thus far I have tried the ...
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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

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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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 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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“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' [duplicate]

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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