Archiving can refer to the process of archiving files or the process of archiving data. File archiving is combining one or multiple files into one file or container. Data archiving is the process of relocating data that is no longer actively used to a separate storage area for long-term retention.

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“Unsupported compression method 98” error when unzipping a file. What tools support it, other than WinZip?

I'm getting an error message: "unsupported compression method 98" when unzipping a file somebody sent to me. I've tried both an older version of WinZip, and 7-Zip 4.65. (Update: I've also tried ...
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how do I use tar -C on Snow Leopard when creating an archive?

The man page states -C directory In c and r mode, this changes the directory before adding the following files. However, tar does not change to the directory I specify, but instead reports ...
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Extracting only files that match specific number from many compressed files

I have over 500 rar files with lots of compressed ppt files in one directory. I would like to search each archive if archive has file prj_09hr23 in name and ppt extension. What program should I use to ...
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Howto unzip “.xz” file with 7z and lzma

I tried to uncompressed a "*.xz" file with both 7z and lzma. But they gave me such message: $ 7z x myfile.fq.xz 7-Zip 4.57 Copyright (c) 1999-2007 Igor Pavlov 2007-12-06 p7zip Version 4.57 ...
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Tar and gzip together, but the other way round?

Gzipping a tar file as whole is drop dead easy and even implemented as option inside tar. So far, so good. However, from an archiver's point of view, it would be better to tar the gzipped single ...
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how to extract rar format file on Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there an app or script that will extract .rar files for Mac OS X? What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X ...
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OpenID.net website is strangely behaving for 2 day now

On firefox 3 on WinXP, Win7 and Ubuntu when I try to access www.OpenID.net it asks me to save a gzip archive. Is that normal ? I need to look at the documentation, is their an alternative sources ?
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Capture documents in bitonal, or grayscale then downsample

I'm about to embark on a document archival process. I'm going to spend a lot of good money to archive some paper (actually microfiche) to TIFF images. I have a choice of 300-dpi bitonal (2-bit, ...
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Save Website To Disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an entire website Hello everyone! I have a very poor internet connection when I'm living at home. The only time I have a good internet is at ...
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Is there a twitter client which automatically saves all tweets I see? [closed]

I'd like every tweet about certain topics saved, so tweets with a certain hashtag, word, user, etc. To reiterate, if I see a tweet, I want to save it forever and ever. I'm running Ubuntu Linux.
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What is the best way to archive (spider) a site that is going to be removed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an entire website Three different blogs that I read have recently announced that they are going to be discontinued and removed from the web. Although ...
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How to open a EAR/WAR file in windows 7

I have a few EAR/WAR files which are Java archives and I would like Windows 7 to open these files the way it opens a file with extension zip. So I open this war file and in the list of softwares ...
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Can you open a tarball on Mac OS X in the GUI?

If I send a tar.gz file to a Mac OS X user, will they be able to open it in the GUI, just like a zip file?
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How does file compression work?

So, I realised today I take file compression for granted. The ability to bundle a few files together into one, and have it come out smaller than any of them, is something I just accept as a fact, but ...
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How secure are password-protected zip files?

In modern zip utilities like 7zip, you can specify a password when creating a .ZIP file. But, how secure is this? What encryption algorithm(s) are used to secure password-protected zip files?
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How to put several files in one archive?

I have 10 files which I need to send per e-mail. It is inconvenient for me all 10 files and it will be inconvenient for the receiver to download all 10 files (it can be annoying to do the same ...
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How can I archive a 30 GB file?

I have a 30 GB zip file containing an archive of digital materials available in the school library that I want to burn to DVD. Of course, 30 Gb is far too large for a single DVD and the content is ...
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Analyzing properties of a ZIP file

I have a ZIP file, and I want to determine how it was compressed (the specific algorithm, properties used to apply that algorithm, etc.). What software can do this for me?
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Three formats? Why?

I needed to download the Ruby Source recently from here and it says, "available in three formats" which are .tar.bz2, .tar.gz and .zip. Is there any reason that we need all three formats? At least on ...
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What is the video format to use for archiving videos for long term storage? [closed]

I want to store some videos for long term. But I'm not sure what is the most compatible video format. I don't want to wake up one day in the future when computers use some totally different ...
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How can I remove the password protection from a RAR archive? [duplicate]

I have a directory in which there are lots of password protected .RAR files/archives. The passwords of these individual archives are known. I want to remove the password protection from all of them ...
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Extract large zip file (50 GB) on Mac OS X

I was trying to move the files to another hard drive. So I archived all my photos in one large ZIP file using the Mac OS X built-in compress function. But the file failed to extract. I've tried ...
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DAR archive GUI utilities for Mac/Windows?

Are there any DAR archive utilities that work for Mac / Windows? All I can find are the command line programs, and the GUI programs for Linux.
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Backup similar to Winrar+Archive bit

I've been using WinRAR with the setting to archive only files with the NTFS Archive bit set and clear the bit afterwards. This lets me do incremental backups, and I can still access the individual ...
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How can I bulk rename files in a RAR or ZIP archive on the mac?

I have a set of archive files -- both zip and rar formats -- inside of which I need to rename some files. Specifically, I want to do something like this: for each archive file in a directory for ...
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Expand rars like other archives (zip, bzip, gzip, &c) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? What (free) program will allow me to double click on a rar and have it just expand everything into a folder, the way ...
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Are password protected files immune or vulnerable to virus?

Are password protected files immune or vulnerable to virus? I constantly password protect my files using winrar. And I noticed that it raises an alarm whenever I will scan it using my antivirus ...
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Winrar-like archive utility for OS X

I've been a Mac user for about 1.5 years and so far enjoyed the experience. But one thing I miss from other operating systems is the lack of compression/decompression utilities that follow the ...
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Creating a compressed archive with “tar” over the network

I want to copy a local disk image to another computer in the local network. It is a large directory (around 15 GB) and to speed it up I use this little trick: cd /Volumes/myserver tar -cvzf ...
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Any Acrhive extracting program (winzip or winrar) from where i can copy file

I use winrar for extracting the files. BUt i find one thing very annoying e,g i double click on the acthive to view the contents then if i want to copy one file on desktop i can't do that. there is ...
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Specify root dir inside tarball

Is there a way to execute tar cjvf foo.tar.bz2 project-root Such that when the tarball is extracted, it doesn't extract to project-root, but instead extracts to something else? i.e. tar xjvf ...
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Best Secure Encryption for Zip Files via Linux

I want to use highly secure encryption for zipped files via Linux/Ubuntu using a command line terminal, what is the best command line tool to get this job done? zip -e -P PASSWORD file1 file2 file3 ...
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How can I scan multiple pages into a single PDF?

How could I scan multiple pages into a single PDF on the Mac? This is for document archival (mostly invoices and receipts). Ideally, the results should be somewhat searchable (but manually giving it ...
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Better approach to archiving large amounts of original video footage using optical media (DVD/Blu-ray)?

This question is to share my experience as well as ask for suggestions for better methods. Along with 2 friends, I completed the making of a short documentary film in 2006. Clip is at: ...
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What's the easiest way to zip/rar/arj a directory with a timestamp for a name?

What would be the easiest way of zipping/raring/arjing a directory with a timestamp for a name?
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tar: extract myfile.tar.gz archive to a directory named myfile

Can it be done with tar? Do I have to write a bash script?
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Compress and Upload vis SSH?

Is it possible to compress several folders and upload to another location (ftp) remotely? I've a GoDaddy account with SSH access, and I'd like to create a backup (zip all folders) and upload directly ...
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How do I open a CAB file on Mac OS?

How do I open a CAB file on Mac OS X?
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Unzip a multi-file zip archive in freebsd

I created a multi-file zip archive of some files using 7zip on Windows to allow more easy uploading to my server. I now want to unzip this archive on the server, but I get this error: [user@host ...
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Automated Scanning for Corrupted Archive Files

I have all kinds of files that I have downloaded from everywhere over the years scattered around my hard drives. I’m in the process of trying to organize them all and have run into a problem. ...
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Software that recommends music based on mood/bpm/genre…? [closed]

Are there any media players or purpose built programs, that does the same (or alike) job as Last.fm Boffin but; with FLAC support? Most if not all of my music archive is tagged properly with Album, ...
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7zip Add Operation Not Supported?

When I try to add a new file to a zipped archive, I get the message "Operation not supported." Anyone know how to fix this?
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Installing a .Cab file in Vista Home

Im having a bit of a problem installing a .CAB. Does anyone here know how to?
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tar – extract discarding directory structure

unzip has a nifty option -j, whereby the directory structure of the archive is discarded, and all files are extracted into the same directory. Is there a way of making tar work in the same way? ...
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What good free archivers are there? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good, free alternative to WinZip? I used to like TugZip, but the development on it has stopped and it has no x64 version, so after installing a fresh ...
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Browsing an e-mail archive offline

I've got huge amounts of old e-mails which begin to clutter my IMAP mailbox. I can easily download them all from my account and store them as .mbox files locally, but the question is: How can I browse ...
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How do you archive digital photos and videos?

Considering failure rate of digital media, hard disks/cds/DVDs, what is the best way to archive family photos and videos ? I was thinking of having a couple of hard disks that have the same data. ...
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How to add a root folder to files archived with 7zip

I want to create a distribution archive of my code that includes a subset of directories and excludes all the subversion files. I would like the files to be added to the archive with a root folder ...
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Free command line archivers [closed]

Nowadays, we have a plethora of free arhivers (7-zip, j-zip, winrar <-- okey, that one's not free, ...) But does anyone know of some free command line archivers for popular formats (RAR, ZIP or ...
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DAR archive for Mac

I need to open an archive that was compressed using the DAR archiving algorithm. I have got 5 DAR volumes here and need to extract them on my Mac. The link to the Mac binaries is broken on the ...