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Questions tagged [archive]

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

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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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Which application to select files like k3b does?

I want to create an archive of some dirs, and I'd like to select them with some UI that tells me how much space is needed to save the archive. This is what k3b usually does, but I'm not going to burn ...
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How do you run Ruby scripts?

I installed Ruby on Synaptic Package Manager but when I double click a .rb file it just opens using Leafpad instead of running. I can't find Ruby in the start menu and when I type Ruby in LXTerminal ...
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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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Archive Manager XnView MP live file open - Error: File can't be loaded!

Is possible to fix live view image files from Archive Manager with XnView MP without Extract? In my case I get this error when double-click on image file in zip archive: In same environment, for ...
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How do I unpack .pak files in ubuntu? [duplicate]

How do I unpack .pak files in ubuntu? I got an android game, survivalcraft2.apk, and I changed it to a zip and opened it. I found some files and folders. One is assets and in there is Contents.pak. It ...
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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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Filemanager can handle archives (ZIP/RAR) as if they were folders. Like DirectoryOpus

I'm looking for a program that can show me the contents of archives containing images. I used the file manager DirectoryOpus on Windows earlier. DirectoryOpus can display images, navigate to the next ...
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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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Unable to extract Kibana from its archives

I want too use Kibana to insert several .csv files into elasticsearch. I have not yet being able to run it on Linux 16.04 because each time I try to extract the archives I get this error message : An ...
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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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How can I recursively zip files in their own folder?

I have the following directory structure: /Data - file 1 - file 2 /Folder1 - file 3 - file 4 /Folder2 - file 5 - file 6 /Folder3 - file 7 - file 8 In Linux I ...
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How can I download and extract an archive using a script (how can I reliably specify the file that was downloaded to a subsequent command)?

I want to write a script that downloads an archive from an URL (using wget) and extracts that archive (e.g. using atool, see here). Unfortunately, I do not know where wget saves the downloaded file ...
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Can't unpack self-extractable archive with Mathematica

I try to install Mathematica from script on Lubuntu Next 17.10. I run $ bash Mathematica_11.2.0_LINUX.sh it successfully verifies the archive integrity and starts installer extraction process. A few ...
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Create RAR archive in 17.10

I used to be able to create a rar archive from a file or folder by just right-clicking on the file (in Nautilus) and choosing "Compress...". I had the option to choose the rar format, which I like ...
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Error Message: E: The package linux-image-extra-4.4.0-79-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

I receive the message below: sudo apt-get install package-name Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package linux-image-extra-4.4.0-79-...
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What archive manger to use instead of file-roller?

I have beating my head around this, until i realised you cant use file-roller in only the terminal. I use ssh to get in to my server and now i wonder what other archive manager i can use simply from ...
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Don't have right permission to extract file in /opt folder [duplicate]

I am trying to install sqldeveloper. I tried to extract the zip file in /opt but it shows this error: you don't have the right permission to extract archives in the folder "opt". I tried changing ...
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How to make nautilus use file-roller in 17.10 like in 17.04?

In Ubuntu 17.10 ubuntu upgraded Nautilus (File Browser) to version 3.26.0. New nautilus is not using file-roller anymore, it has switched to an integrated compression mechanism. This makes it ...
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How to decompress encrypted .enz files

Until a recent reinstall of 16.04 I was able to extract encrypted .enz files (made with Cobian in Windows) with the Ubuntu archive manager. Now, following the reinstall, archive manager chokes on the ...
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cannot update - samba libs reinstall error - archive not found [duplicate]

I get this error - says its VERY serious and to contact you: E:The package samba-libs needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. Obviously I need to rebuild/recreate the archive ...
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untar tar.gz doesn't work

I made an archive example.tar.gz at desktop. When I code like in desktop dir: tar -zxvf example.tar.gz The output is etc/passwd(the file I archieved) and then ls -al example.tar.gz is still there....
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Make modded .iso bootable

I used archive maneger to extract a tinycore .iso (tinycore is a Linux distro) so I could diddle around. (Change the boot screen to my name, you know) I then used package maneger again to zip the ...
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Create a zip archive from multiple directories

My folder structure is: folder1 folder2 folder3 zipFolder How can I create a zip archive that consists of folder1, folder2, folder3 situated in zipFolder?
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How does the Archive Manager handle temporary files?

Suppose I have a password protected compressed file, lets call it file.rar. It contains a video file, lets call video.mp4. I open file.mp4 with Archive Manager, enter the required password and double ...
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How can I view the contents of an .ipk on Ubuntu 16.04?

When I try to open an .ipk file with Archive Manager on Ubuntu 16.04 I get "Archive type not supported.". This didn't happen on Ubuntu 12.04. What alternatives do I have to inspect the contents of an ...
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Lost password to ZIP file created with Gnome Archive Manager

I've lost the password to a zip file that was created under Unity, Nautilus file manager, which uses Ubuntu's Gnome Archive Manager (I must have mis-typed it when re-encrypting.) It seems that ...
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What is the process of updating package on ubuntu repository? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS installed on my machine and I'm interested in the latest version of tig which, as of today, is version 2.2.2 ( according to https://github.com/jonas/tig) From what I can ...
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Extracting archive to root - Swift

I'm trying to install Swift on ubuntu 16.04; I've downloaded the archive and am ready to extract it, though I'm not entirely sure where I should extract it to. I was considering simply extracting it ...
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How to extract first file from cbz files in one batch?

I have a collection of comic books that I store on my computer, mostly in .cbz format (which is just a ZIP archive, but with a fancy name). Recently, I decided to make a collage of the covers of a ...
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Using multiple cores to unpack a deb file in dpkg/gdebi/apt

I often need to test a deb package install in which the extraction step takes quite a bit of time. I've noticed that gdebi only (seems) to use a single core for the extraction, but it looks like ...
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How do you install chntpw on Ubuntu 17.04? [duplicate]

I downloaded the tar.gz off of the Ubuntu Package website and have tried following 3 different tutorials, and every time I try to do something terminal tells me I can't. I haven't made any progress.
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Thunar - Failed to create archive, no suitable archive manager found

Ever since I installed Xubuntu 16.04.2 I have this weird bug, whenever I try to create an archive from the right-click menu in Thunar I get the following error message:"Failed to create archive. No ...
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How do I use logrotate to remove old log tarballs?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I want to rotate log files daily, including deleting old tarballs. I edited my logrotate.conf file, /etc/logrotate.conf, like so /home/rails/myproject/log { daily ...
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Extract multiple zip files from text list into their own folders with error log

I wish to unzip ZIP files from a text list, each one into its own folder and output the errors into a log file. The list looks like this: 0001.zip 0002.zip I know i can use the following command ...