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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Ubuntu on Docker or JKubernetes over WSL2

Migrating an existing installation on WSL only need to export to tar? How a direct installation from ISO?
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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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Tar error while installing cpanel on fresh Ubuntu VPS

I have a VPS based on ubuntu linux. Currently this is fresh server where we have installed LAMP but now I am trying to install Cpanel & WHM. For this, I am following below command: cd /home &&...
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unzip .tar.gz file in terminal [duplicate]

How do I unzip a .tar.gz file in the terminal? I'm not able to do so in GUI, because I want to extract it to a /usr directory, and will need the sudo command.
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untar OpenFoam v2012 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS under WSL2

I try to follow the OpenFOAM installation guide on Windows 10. However I can't get to the final files as I get trouble with the following command: '''sudo tar -xvzf OpenFOAM-v2012-windows10.tgz -C /...
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tar and uuencode my folder into txt files

I'm trying to full backup my project and store it into txt file. To achive that, I used following commd tar:Create tar.bz2 Archive File pipeline uuencode: create an ASCII version my code in backup.sh:...
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How to compress a WINE folder?

This is no joke! I have a backup of my personal folder of my previous system. It's been some times now since I switched to the current system. Therefore I want to compress this folder into an archive. ...
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Installing QCA Designer tool in ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I don't understand how to install QCA Designer tool in my ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Can anyone help me to solve this?
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How do I debug a failed cron job involving netcat?

The idea of using crontab to schedule netcat commands on two machines was brought up in this question, but the respondents all rebuked the asker and pivoted to talking about scp instead. Assuming I am ...
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Jamulus install from tar won't compile

I am trying to install Jamulus. I can get the tar via the terminal. It says it saved it but when i compile using cd jamulus-latest as per the read me file, I get a no such file or directory message.
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extract, from tar file, specific version of updated file

I have a tar file that has been updated (e.g. tar -uf backup.tar file.txt), over time, with various iterations of a specific file (e.g. file.txt). How can I extract an older version of the file, not ...
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how to untar all files to separate folders?

I have several files named P01_01.tar P01_02.tar ... When I untar P01_01.tar the files don't go into a folder named P01_01 but are placed in that same directory. P01_01.tar P01_02.tar 01.png 02.png .....
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How to make tar extract to new directory with option to create directory if not present? [duplicate]

The tar command has option to extra a file (file_name.tgz) into given directory (directory_name). ie., tar -zxf file_name.tgz -C directory_name But it fails, if I try to run the above command, ...
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How do I instalI xfe-1.43.2.tar.gz?

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS I installed xfe file manager with: sudo apt install xfe version 1.42. I would like to upgrade it to version 1.43.2. I downloaded xfe-1.43.2.tar.gz and extracted it. I ...
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How to backup a folder from ubuntu so that it can be used afterwards on any file system and OS, by any user

Summary: I need to backup a folder (not the entire system) with 450 GB worth of content to many different external drives (NTFS and ext4). I'd like to archive it (tar) and compress it (maybe gzip?) ...
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Unable to unzip my file on Ubuntu 20.04 server

Unable to unzip my file on Ubuntu 20.04 server. Why doesn't it work, what's missing ? Thank you ubuntu@ov-67g764:/tmp$ sudo wget https://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.lua/lucene/solr/8.6.1/solr-8.6.1.tgz ...
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Missing files? 3Gb+ .tar.gz file contains files with total size of 6.2Kb

I am running on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I gzipped a folder with roughly 60+K files into a .tar.gz file. The compressed file had a size of 3.3Gb. I opened the compressed file to extract some files, and ...
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Cannot uncompress gzip file

I have a file called result.dat and I want to extract (files?) from that gzip file, I tried to rename the file name to result.tar.gz and result.zip and then use tar -xvzf or unzip. result.dat: gzip ...
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Getting error when trying to backup filesystem

There are a bunch of duplicates of this question but none of the fixes worked for me. I'm trying to make a back up of my entire Ubuntu 16.04 filesystem. Executing commands like so: $ su root $ cd / $ ...
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How to install libpng-1.6.37.tar.xz in ubuntu 20.04?

I am new to linux. I cannot install libpng in my ubuntu.
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Problem extracting tar.gz files, tar: Conflicting compression options

tar -zjvf /home/alan/Downloads/gramps-5.1.3.tar.gz I receive error tar: Conflicting compression options I am new to 20.04 and unfamiliar to tar.gz, but I think that it has to do with -zjvf.
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How can we install software of format tar.xz? [duplicate]

Recently i downloaded a file from github and found it to be of tar.xz format .After extracting this file i was clueless on what was to be done further. I am a newbie and am not familiar to this files ....
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Need help installing Greyhole version 0.14.0 [duplicate]

So I am trying to install Greyhole onto my Computer to make it into a Home Server. So I run the command 'tar zxf greyhole-0.14.0.tar.gz && rm -f greyhole-0.14.0.tar.gz' but when I run it I get ...
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TAR `--listed-incremental` is always a FULL backup after ZFS (and Ubuntu) upgrade

TL;DR After upgrading my ZFS pool from 0.7.x to 0.8.3 (and Ubuntu from 18.04.x to 20.04.1) my Nextcloud data backup is (almost) always a full backup. Before upgrade everything was fine plus my other, ...
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.tar.gz file extraction permission denied

Having trouble with .tar.gz extraction ? I tried to extract my Packet Tracer 7.2.1 for Linux 64 bit.tar.gz file GUI way showing that error for creating downloads/Packet Tracer 7.2.1 for Linux 64 bit/...
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I cannot unzip.tgz file in my external hard drive

I tried to unzip my .tgz file in external hard drive (directory: /mnt/e) with tar -xvzf (filename).tgz It failed with error message: tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors Also, I ...
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How can I install 2 mysql instances in ubuntu using the generic binaries?

I want to install 2 mysql versions, one on the default port (3306) and the other on the 3308 port, on ubuntu 18.04 using the tar.gz file for generic binary installation. I would really appreciate if ...
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Tar and splitting in volumes

I want to create an archive split in volumes: tar -czvfP /home/michael/Documents/Archive/Genealogy/20200707 | split -b 1G - 20200707.tar.gz Problem tar: Removing leading `/' from member names Well, ...
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tar: p: Cannot open: No such file or directory

I am in the directory where the file.tar.gz file is located. I want to ignore umask by using the -p (--preserve) option. But I am unable to untar it with -p flag. What may be the reason for it? tar -...
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How to install waterfox for all users?

I was looking to install Waterfox for all users on Ubuntu 20.04. I understand a very similar question already exists however none of the replies to it solve my problem. I downloaded Waterfox which ...
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How to zip a mobi file from the CLI?

Using tar works fine: thufir@dur:~/Desktop$ thufir@dur:~/Desktop$ ll total 9720 drwxr-xr-x 2 thufir thufir 4096 Jun 13 13:14 ./ drwxr-xr-x 48 thufir thufir 4096 Jun 13 00:46 ../ -rw-r--r-- ...
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Does a software gets installed every time I run its binary file?

So my doubt might sound funny but I am kind of new to ubuntu and want to get a clarity of different ways of installing software like .deb, .rpm, tarball. So considering the case of tarball. In some ...
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tar of a directory with final check for changes

is there a way to use tar to pack a directory and check the source data for changes after taring? Well I want to pack a folder. But it can happen that the content of the folder is changed during the ...
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Cannot install Molch EncFS Manager from tar.gz because ./configure file does not exist

I've been trying to install something from a tar.gz file but it just doesn't seem to work in Ubuntu 20.04. I followed all the instructions to the T but when I run ./configure it says "No such file or ...
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Tar xvf working fine, but file not unpacked

I am trying to download Apache Spark in the folder spark1. $ wget https://downloads.apache.org/spark/spark-3.0.0-preview2/SparkR_3.0.0-preview2.tar.gz Using above statement I get a .gz file. I am ...
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Extracting Multiple tar.gz files and copying the files present in sub directories into common folder

I have multiple tar.gz files in 1 folder In each tar.gz file, there are 2 folders named "Cscf & Cscf2", which further having 1 xml file each. So my requirement is xml files present in Cscf folder ...
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How to install DroidCam PC Client for Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm trying to install DroidCam PC client in my Ubuntu 20.04 but I'm not able to do so. The linux headers are installed, and the zip file too is installed but I'm not able to unzip it. Either this: ...
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Discrepancy in the size of compressed file

I was trying to compress a folder into .tar format. The folder size is around 76 MB. Suppose I want to compress the folder myfolder to my-compressed-folder (in tar format) I tried 2 approaches: 1) ...
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Compress folder following any symbolic links

I store a lot of my data in a flat structure and the create symbolic links to different folders where my clients can access them via OwnCloud. I need to compress one of these folders containing sym-...
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How do I start a installed tar.xz file that i installed through terminal? [closed]

I don't know how to do this because i am trying to install Side-quest but its a tar.xz file. Please help me. :(

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