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Questions tagged [tar]

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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What i wrong with this question? And why is it closed by mods? Why answers don't make sense? [migrated]

Error with 'tar' commad, "Cannot open: No such file or directory" Can Someone explain what is wrong with this question, and why any discussion is shut like that by moderators or ...
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How to create a .tar.gz file owned by a specific owner and group?

I want to create a tar.gz file of a directory which will be owned by a certain user and group (and not by root, who is creating the archive). Basically, I want to combine the following to one single ...
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tar xvzf ansible-tower-setup-latest.tar.gz [duplicate]

tar (child): ansible-tower-setup-latest.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: ...
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How do I make an application manually extracted from a .tar be available on “Show Applications”?

I want my application that is portable extract from a .tar, like PopcornTime to be available in the "Show applications" in Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (18.04). I extract my application in some folder and to ...
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Extract tar.gz files [duplicate]

After I type tar bash-5.0.tar.gz in the terminal, I get a folder named bash-5.0, which contains a lot of files. How do I get the program bash-5.0 so that I can install it on my computer?
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A 100+ GB tar.gz file does not properly extract

I have downloaded a 120 GB dataset in a tar.gz using Download Accelerator Plus, and used the following command to extract it: tar -xvzf train_val2018.tar.gz The dataset, when extracted, should ...
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downloaded a file unzipped it and its a .15 file

i downloaded a file it was a .xz file so i unzipped it and the file name was Debian_for_stora3.18 it was not a folder it needs to be is there a way to convert it into a folder
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chmod: changing permissions of file system

I'm having problems to execute file in my VMware folder, I tried changing permissions, but it does not change but give this error: chmod: changing permissions of <filename> Read-only file ...
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Trouble with a crontab script modification failing

I have a crontab that calls a script syslogtar.sh in /usr/bin. It is in my path and has been running fine for over a year. The script goes into each firewall log directory runs a find command pipes ...
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How to make a clone on the same system with tar?

I have already tried this and it is not working. I took a tar of my root directory and read it into another like-sized partition on the same machine. I modified the fstab on the clone so that / ...
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Restore root from SquashFS or TAR

I'm running a dual-boot Ubuntu & Windows 10 Pro configuration. Before re-installing Windows I made 2 full backups with TAR and SquashFS of / with the following commands: SquashFs: sudo ...
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tar command errors out “tar (child): liunx adventure group/: Cannot open: Is a directory”

$ tar -czvf 'liunx adventure group'/ liunx\ adventure\ group/ tar (child): liunx adventure group/: Cannot open: Is a directory tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now liunx adventure group/ ...
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append or remove file from tar and tar.gz

I want to append files to foo.tar: tar -rvf foo.tar IMG_1807.MOV this works, but when I want to remove files: tar -dvf foo.tar IMG_1807.MOV doesn't work. It shows the output: Terminal:~/Desktop$ ...
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gzip 2 files into one file

I want to gzip two or more files into one file, I checked this and this but both have files like: n1.txt, n2.txt, ... but my filenames are completely different, like: file.mp4, bar.txt, foo.jpeg and I ...
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What Files to Exclude for a Backup [closed]

It took me forever to get my current apps and themes configured just the way I want them. I'm looking for a way to include all these configurations, the apps themselves, and any of my personal files ...
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Should I use the netboot.tar.gz when I install Ubuntu by pxe?

could I use the "grubx64.efi","linux" and "initrd.gz" from mounted file of the ubuntu-18-04.iso when I install ubuntu by PXE? I succeeded to install ubuntu using a netboot.tar.gz however, I couldn't ...
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Tar a file from directory based on date

How to compress(tar) some files based particular period of date from directory which has containing a lot of files.
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tar checkpoint action exec write to file

I want to use tar and ssh to send files as part of automated processes on ubuntu 14.04. I can send the file as follows: tar -c large_test_file_10MB.txt.tar.gz | ssh -q 172.16.200.211 'tar -x' But ...
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tar is too sticky for me at 70 yrs [duplicate]

I need to install old firefox 57 so I can use my listen on repeat app. Won't work in quantum firefox. Trouble is I have NEVER understood how to extract tar files. Instructions from any site just don't ...
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How to edit header of tar.gz file that has been split

I downloaded a tar.gz file which is approx 50gb, and it is part of a larger tar.gz file that is 500gb that was split up into ten 50gb sections. When I try and decompress the 50gb file, I get an "...
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Dump a database and scp it to a remote server with date hour suffix

I would like to dump a database and scp it to a remote server and suffix the file with date_hour. Here is what I have done (of course it doesn't work) : mysqldump -u root -p myDb > myDb.sql &&...
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how to recursively extract where folders are uncompressed but files inside them are compressed.

I have tried everything i know and dozens of old forum posts on this kind of thing...nothing is working. I have uploaded a backup wordpress directory to web server after the existing one was ...
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Steam Wont Work

Hello guys i tried to install steam a few times using a few diffrent ways and none of them were working this is what the terminal says when i type in steam tar: This does not look like a tar archive ...
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Create Tar On Ubuntu And Mac With Same MD5

I have a folder of files which I am trying to tar into an archive. I have the same files on a Mac and on a Ubuntu machine. If I run an rsync it shows that the directories are the same, but if I tar ...
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How to install Cisco-AnyConnect-64bit.tar.gz?

I've read the question How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? But it is said that after extracting, I should have files like install, install.txt or README. Make sure you read a file called ...
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tar -xvf file.tar.gz failed with: gzip:stdin:not in gzip format

I tar a set of files with command:tar -czvf file.tar.gz file/ then copy to usb (ext4 format), I checked that I can untar it. After I reinstall system(ubuntu 18.04) , when mount usb , some error ...
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What is data.tar.gz

I found data.tar.gz in /home/andy/home/files/ and it's almost 1 Gb in size. A search found little info about. What is it for ?
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How to install tar.xs trouble following README file? [duplicate]

I try to install Popcorn Time from popcorntime.sh, saw lot of forums, a lot say to just follow the README file, I can not make it work, or when I follow the others who tip commands, it ends with some ...
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tar “no such file or directory” error during Scala installation

I followed these steps to download and install scala but faced some issues. Install Scala First download scala-2.12.1.tgz from the scala site Then run the following commands in the terminal sudo ...
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Steam won't working properly on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

My Steam won't start on Ubuntu. What I should do? I installed using sudo apt-get install steam OK,installed fine but... doesn't work, Steam won't open, don't do nothing. Typed steam on ...
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How do I install my wireless network drivers from .tar.gz file?

I've been looking and searching for a while now but can't figure this out. I've downloaded Linux 64-bit drivers for my Broadcom wireless internal adapter in my laptop. The file was in .tar.gaz, so far ...
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How does compressing a folder increase it's size? [duplicate]

Funny thing happened with me today, I have folder with size of 1.2 GB and it needed to be move to another Hard Disk but it had only 1.0 GB Space left. So I thought about compressing the folder and ...
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Compiling tar files without configure or readme files

How to open and compile tar files that doesn't contain a configure or readme file such as http://git.infradead.org/users/dwmw2/openconnect.git/snapshot/292eb3e0176f9259594902d619981a1131c0f17c.tar.gz ?...
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tar: How to recover from Unexpected EOF in file

Background I made a tar archive. I made it on a ram disk with a limit of 4096M for the sake of the argument lets say the directory that I was archiving was 5000M. (It doesn't matter how big the ...
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How do I restore `tar.gz` among the archive creation list? [duplicate]

Prior to Ubuntu 18.04, the compress dialog window listed a dozen file formats to choose from: In the new version, the dialog window offers only 3 options: This is somewhat limited in my opinion. I ...
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How to install Monero Wallet Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I am at a loss as to how to install the Monero GUI wallet in Ubuntu 18.04. It is a tar file downloaded from Monero's getmonero.com website. There is no instruction as to what to do with the tar file, ...
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Does tar -tvf decompress the file or just list the names?

I have a tar.gz file of 32 GB. I was trying to extract specific folders from it so I listed the contents with the following command to view the files structure: tar -tvf file.tar.gz > files.txt ...
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Msi steelseries .tar.gz file requires sudo for accessing the setting, is it harmful for our systems?

I installed steelseries (format: .tar.gz) software in ubuntu 18.04 a few days ago(Which i downloaded it 1 year ago!) For its setting(Keyborad backlight), i should cd into the directory where i ...
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Recover directory, after overriding its files

I accidentally extracted gzip and it replaced a directory which contained some important files. Is there any way to redo the changes?
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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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How to install firefox-59.0.2.tar.bz2? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Version. Sometimes This version of Firefox is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser Message shows and sometimes while I am using browser it crashs. So ...
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Problem installing a package

I am a new user, trying to install a downloaded tar.bz2 package. I have extracted the files into a folder on my desktop. I am trying to follow the directions here: How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar....
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run a time taking task in the server without user logged in dependency

I am using a remote server Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . In my remote server there is a directory log which contains multiple files. Total size is 85 GB. I want to make a zip of log directory. Command I am using,...
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tar: /: file changed as we read it tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

There are a bunch of duplicates of this question but none of them works for me. I'm trying to make a back up of my ubuntu 16.04. web server on AWS. Executing commands like so: sudo su - tar -...
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Installing a tar file, ./configure not working

Before you flag this as duplicate, its not. Im trying to install a tar file called phaser-3.3.0.tar.gz I do the steps that are needed, all works fine until I reach the ./configure step. I cd into ...
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Unable to tar a .tgz file

I have a .tgz file and I'm running tar -xfvz cudnn-9.0-linux-x64-v7.tgz but that I get the following error: gzip: stdin: not in gzip format tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable:...
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When i try to decompress apache-tomcat-9.0.0.M10.tar.gz i get always those errors, anyone can help me?thanks [duplicate]

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now this is the command i give: tar -zxvf apache-tomcat-9.0.0.M10.tar.gz
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Getting only specific pattern using locate [duplicate]

I tried: $ locate 'tar' | head -2 /bin/tar /bin/unicode_start How I can get rid of this 'unicode_start'?
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How can I copy my sd card [multiple and different partition] without dd [duplicate]

I copy to my sd card a lot. It's an 8gb card and has 3 partitions. I can copy with dd but its take so long about ten minutes. It's mini OS fat32 100mb sdb1 --> boot.scr, foo1, foo2 ext4 7.2gb ...
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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 ...