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a utility to archive files into a sequential stream, then commonly placed into one file on disk (previously tapes, hence the name, Tape ARchive)

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Cannot unzip a file ubuntu 20.04

Hi so upon me trying to unzip the tar file i am getting this error. Problem Trying to unzip it with tar -xzf /tmp/rocket.chat.tgz -C /tmp I downloaded it with this command : curl -L https://releases....
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how to install this tar.gz without .config, /bin/ and readme in ubuntu 22.04?

i want to install hoxx vpn in ubuntu 22.04. i have dowloaded tar.gz file and extracted it. it does not contain any readme.txt or ./configure or /bin/ file. i sent an email to the developer and he ...
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How to install waterfox from tar.bz2 [duplicate]

brand new to Lubuntu, as in day 2...trying to install Waterfox. I downloaded tar file (waterfox-G4.1.0.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2), extracted to a folder, but when I try to click on extracted files '...
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Do I need to convert to gzip format or tar format?

$file ccache-2.4.tar.gz ccache-2.4.tar.gz: HTML document, ASCII text The file, ccache-2.4.tar.gz is in the ASCII test format ccache-2.4.tar.gz: not in gzip format tar: This does not look like a ...
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How best to copy just parts of a tar file

I'm retired but I used to teach at a university. I was supposed to destroy all records of student grades (it's a law), but I just noticed a bunch of my backups have years of my home directory from ...
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How to Install Pulsecaster? Python install not working

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I am trying to install the software http://stickster.github.io/pulsecaster/ It comes in a tar.gz file which I have downloaded and extracted to a folder. Instructions on ...
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Installing and using dcfldd on 20.04.4 LTS [duplicate]

I was unable to install dcfldd onto my live-ubuntu-usb which I want to do in order to wipe my HD that I am planning to sell. I tried both with simple sudo apt install dcfldd As well as by trying to ...
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Unable to extract using tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Unable to extract using tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now Can someone help me with this issue ? Log4j2 download link wget https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/logging/log4j/2.17.1/apache-...
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Can't extract any files

I have been putting up with this for a while and using a workaround by opening into the zip and dragging and dropping onto desktop, but it's a whole other story with tar.gz files because I cannot open ...
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Can't restore from backup.tar.gz

I had this code in cron on my old server (20.04 FF Server) making a backup using ssh and openssl. tar -cpzf /backup/backup.tar.gz --one-file-system ; openssl enc -pbkdf2 -aes-256-cbc -pass file:/root/...
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Unable to install a .sh file

I am trying to use a package called mgl-tools and when I run ./install.sh, it isn't working. It used to work a few days ago. The error: ./install.sh Installing MGLTools to /home/aka/Desktop/Expt 10/...
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GNU tar - update tar file, overwriting the original file in command line(which is possible by drag-and-drop in Archive Manager)

I want to update a tar file with part of the content modified, by overwriting the original file, in a script. I tried tar -u, -A and -r, but none does what I want. I also tried with --overwrite. An ...
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Untar failed due to compressed data--format error?

I've been trying to untar this file for several days now, and every time I try it again it ends up corrupting the file and creating corrupted files and directories. I have tried reinstalling tar and ...
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Bad uninstall of avg2013flx still causing prob (cont of my last issue)

The issue from my last post is still not solved and has rendered the Snap Store useless. I am getting an error that looks like this while uninstalling the Steam Installer. "Unable to remove '...
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Create tar backup on USB fails

A question please: when I use a Data Taveler 100G3 USB stick, capacaity 128 GB to make a backup of my home directory I get an error: tar -czvf /media/dick/linux-bck/home-usb.gz /home/dick gzip: stdout:...
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how can i download ubuntu's kernel?

is there any way to find and download latest Ubuntu desktop specific kernel? for example how can i download latest kernel belongs to Ubuntu 21.10? i am looking for .tar.xz file of Ubuntu kernel. also, ...
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I want to remove 3.28.tar.bz2 file and install 3.30.tar.bz2 file, how can I do that?

I am using Ubuntu WSL on windows 10 latest version and maybe I installed an older version of tar.bz2 file by using the command: wget https://www.nsnam.org/release/ns-allinone-3.28.tar.bz2 tar xvjf ns-...
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installing stripe for VSC on ubuntu 18.04

I am following these directions: Download the latest linux tar.gz file from https://github.com/stripe/stripe-cli/releases/latest Unzip the file: tar -xvf stripe_X.X.X_linux_x86_64.tar.gz Move ./...
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How to get executable program from tar.xz file

I want to use the program KDE Iso Imagewriter, but it seems to only be available as a tar.xz file. How do I derive an executable file from the tar.xz file?
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Why is my alias from .bashrc not working?

I've written a line in .bashrc alias untar='sudo tar –xvzf' Now, when I use "untar" in bash I get the error: untar filename.tar.gz tar: invalid option -- '�' Try 'tar --help' or 'tar --...
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tar command reports "file changed as we read it" while i think that partition mounted read only

I make a backup of my home user snap directory with tar. I have mounted the partition with bind-option according to mount manpage: at first mount --bind / /mnt/bind and then mount -o remount,bind,ro /...
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I do not know how to install a tar.gz file

I read the answers to similar questions but it did not help me. My computer runs on Xubuntu, a derivative of Ubuntu. I am trying to install a package from this website : https://github.com/...
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Where do I extract tar archive in linux? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu's derivative Xubuntu. Sometimes a software I would like to install is not available in the apt repository and can be downloaded in form of compressed tar archive. What would be the proper ...
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Unpacking a .tar only persists if left for 30+ seconds

I work for a company that has several Ubuntu 18.04 Server units scattered across the USA running our own software. The units are used by our clients a few days a week and the rest of the time sit idle ...
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How to create a tar file to a specific folder from a different folder

Hi guys i am new to linux. I am trying to create a tar file from a different directory and want to be placed a specific directory. I have tried this cmd tar -cvf dailybackup.tar /root/...
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Tar a file along with preserved file capabilities

We are building a root filesystem of Ubuntu 20.04 with packages installed using debootstrap and finally tar it using: tar -c --use-compress-program=pigz -f $ROOTFS --numeric-owner -C $TMPDIR . ...
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What does the -W parameter of tar actually do?

I am using tar to pack up some data. Before I move it to an archive, I want to check the integrity of the tarball. According to the man page, the parameter -W does a verification: -W, --verify Verify ...
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How can I remove all strings from tar file in Linux?

I created a tar.gz file using tar -cf file_1.tar command. But, when I use strings file_1.tar, I see: file 0000644 0001750 0001750 00000000000 014545 ustar arian arian How can I remove them?
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backup, encrypt and then restore

I would like to encrypt my hard drive, but I have a lot of packages installed and configured already, so I was wandering whether it is possible to save a backup state and then restore it to the system....
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How can I find the daily hirsute hippo?

Here is the ubuntu base: bionic/ daily (impish indri)/ focal/ releases/ for example: this is daily focal As you can see, there is no daily Hirsute Hippo. How can I find the daily hirsute hippo (tar....
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Why was the nano that was installed manually not colored?

I recently installed Nano manually. I downloaded and installed the latest version from the site: This one and this one I installed both (ncrurses 6.2 and nano 5.8) with commands: mkdir /tmp/myfiles cd ...
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How do I compress a folder while preserving file ownership

I have a docker server I want to backup. My deployment folder has very specific ownership and permissions to support my containers: $ ls -lhaF /opt/docker total 32K drwxr-xr-x 7 devops devops 4.0K ...
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How do I install ubuntu (tar.gz file) manually in Termux?

There are a variety of ways to install ubuntu in Termux, all of which work well, usually with a third party shell script. I want to know How can I install ubuntu (tar.gz file) manually in Termux ...
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Looking for a subtitle translator-&-merger to create dual-language subtitles

I want to translate an .srt file, and then merge the result with the original such that both texts appear in the resulting .srt file, the original at the top and the translation at the bottom. If I ...
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Deciphering Ubuntu Python Xlib (X11) offerings

This page: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/python-xlib/ Shows these offerings (amongst others): python-xlib_0.23-2build1.debian.tar.xz 2019-12-17 13:15 5.9K python-xlib_0.23-...
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Not able to install node-v16.2.0-linux-x64.tar.gz in Ubuntu using tar

:/usr/local$ tar --strip-components 1 -xzf /home/pallavi/node-v16.2.0-linux-x64.tar.gz tar: README.md: Cannot open: File exists tar: LICENSE: Cannot open: File exists tar: CHANGELOG.md: Cannot open: ...
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Using tar command to backup file

I am using a live cd to take backup of a file.This was my problem. Now I want to use tar to backup a single file Phone academics where I have accumulated other files and I want to create the backup in ...
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Updating Azure Data Studio

I am using the Azure Data Studio Client App for managing Databases. Ubuntu 20.04. When I check for updates inside the AZ Data Studio i get a tar.gz in my downloads folder. No instructions as to what ...
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Always get permission denied on tar. cannot mkdir: permission denied on my kafka installation

basically this is my question in stack overflow but not answered yet https://stackoverflow.com/questions/67708710/always-get-permission-denied-on-tar-cannot-mkdir-permission-denied-on-my-kafka so i ...
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How can I start SQLiteStudio on Ubuntu?

I've seen the other threads on installing .tar.xy files, but SQLite Studio doesn't come with an installer. From the website - "All files are portable packages (no installer, just download, ...
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tar folder without current folder

When I tar my folder dist with file t.txt: $ tar -czvf ../dist.tar.gz . ./ ./t.txt I see that ./ added. Check tar -ztvf dist.tar.gz. show me two entry ./ ./t.txt How create archive without ./ ...
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How can I simultaneously extract files from .tar files and send them to the same directory?

I'm new to Linux and still don't know much, so this problem may sound a bit ridiculous. I have a folder with a lot of .tar files, and I wanted to simultaneously extract all of the files inside the ....
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How to install phpMyAdmin tar.gz file when there's no configure file in the extracted folder?

Looks like there's no configure file, so I can't run ./configure and install the package. Is there any way to solve this problem or am I doing something wrong?
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tar: Refusing to read archive contents from terminal (missing -f option?)

I tried to unzip using tar -xvgf filename and it shows error like : tar: Refusing to read archive contents from terminal (missing -f option?)
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GUI - compress a folder in tar.gz format skips the backup files (files ending with "~")

If I have these example files in the folder "Example": text1.txt text1.txt~ text2.txt text2.txt~ text3.txt text4.txt After the compression with mouse right-click and click "Compress...&...
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Tar exploded permissions are difefrent

Downloaded open JDK tar.gz file from https://jdk.java.net/15/. When I expand this file with command tar -xf openjdk-15.0.2_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz on one box permissions look like drwxr-xr-x 2 me me 4....
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Progress bar when doing a tar

I everyday has to copy files from my computer to an SD card using: tar zxvf file.tar.gz -C /path_to_SD_card Ubuntu execute that command instantly, but as you may know, it keeps copying the files in ...
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Selectively exracting files from tar.gz file

I have a file data_backup_202.tar.gz whcih contains more than 400 files. Datestamp of those files goes back to 2010. I want to extract or decompress files for last 6months from this data_backup_202....
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gzip i/o error while wrinting to NAS

I have a backup script that creates a backup archive onto a mounted NAS drive: tar zcf /mnt/nas_drive/backup.tgz .??* * About 50% of the time, the process fails with the following error message: gzip:...
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Test tar archive of linux drive on the same pc

Introduction I have kubuntu 20 on my oc. I created a backup of kubuntu(22 gb) using Kbackup in form of tar file image of my kde drive(sda2) What I want I wish to test this backup on the same computer ...
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