The process of reversing data compression and/or archiving

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Setting WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filename I specify from being extracted from an archive

How can I configure WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filenames: thumbs.db or .DS_Store (ignoring case) from being extracted from an archive (all directory levels within an archive)? Files with ...
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tar command - how to extract one file to specific directory

Is there a way to extract a single file from a tar file to a specific directory? In fact, I am dealing with a .tgz file so, I am attempting something like this : gunzip -c mytargzfile.tgz | tar xvf - ...
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How to extract .tar.bz2 directly? (avoiding a folder creation)

I always extract this kind of files using on the route where I want those files: # tar -xvf file.tar.bz2 But it always creates a folder called "file" (for this example) and stores all inside it. ...
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How to extract video from corrupt rar file and make it playable

I have a big file compressed in splited rar archives. There are 68 archives, named .rar, .r01, .r02, ... And the problem is that .r36 is corrupted Unespected end of archive. I've looked around and I ...
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Auto extracting software for Linux? [closed]

Do anyone know if there's some decent software which auto extracts anything which gets downloaded (to f.e. ~/Downloads)? If, let's say, I download x.tar, it would automatically extract it to x ...
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Extract text out of two lines in a file and output them in a table

I am trying to make a PHP script for my school. School's web directory has about 100 text files, one text file for each student. Every text file has a two lines like: stu $id = '12701'; stu $name = ...
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Is there a automatic way to extract highlighted text from pdf?

Is there a command-line solution to extract highlighted text from pdf? I have a bunch of pdf documents where I personally annotated, and was wondering if there is a convenient way to automatically ...
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Extract images from unknown filetype called .gfx

I have this unknown filetype called .gfx (used in a computer game called Zezenia) which I'm pretty certain contain uncompressed flat images (possible .bmp or .png) but I'm not sure how to extract, ...
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How do I extract highlighted text only from PDF files in Adobe Acrobat Pro version 9?

I'm reading a lot of pdf articles in Adobe Acrobat Pro and highlighting specific sections. I would like to know if it is possible to extract just the text I highlighted from these pdf files?
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Extract S_VOBSUB encoded Subtitles from .MKV container as .SRT

I am working in Linux (Ubuntu) I tried to do it with ffmpeg and mkvtoolnix (mkvextract track) Problems: ffmpeg does not work with S_VOBSUB encoded subtitles mkvtoolnix converts S_VOBSUB to .idx/.sub ...
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Extracting Windows executable installers on Mac Os X?

Is there a program or a script out there to extract the contents of a Windows installer under Mac Os X? Under Windows there is the Universal Extractor, I am looking like something like that for Mac. ...
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Extract InstallSHIELD's CAB files when there is no HDR files?

layout.bin setup.lid _sys1.cab _user1.cab DATA.TAG data1.cab SETUP.INI setup.ins _INST32I.EX_ SETUP.EXE _ISDEL.EXE _SETUP.DLL lang.dat os.dat I want to extract an InstallSHIELD's 5 install package ...
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Windows command line ZIP extraction with checksum or similar?

What I need to do, at the command line, is: Extract the contents of a a ZIP archive. Change an arbitrary number of the extracted files. Repeat step 1, but because it is a huge archive, only extract ...
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retrieve and extract links (Linux/Windows)

I have a "source.txt" file which contains list of some URLs. For example: source.txt: ...
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Linux DD Command: How to extract files from an ISO image?

I need to extract the OS filesystem from Fedora's ISO image (downloadable from their site) using dd command?
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Excel extract substring from string

I am looking for a way to extract a variable length substring from a string. My cells will look something like: ABC - DEF ABCDE - DEF ABCD - ABC I want to split the string at the - character, so ...
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tar shows “is not a bzip2 file” error when uncompressing a .tar.bz file

I've a data_or.tar.bz file I tried to extract it with $ tar xjvf data_or.tar.bz Output is bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file. tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting ...
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Free tool to extract objects from photos

Is there a free tool that's good at extracting objects from photos? It has to work on linux For instance, extracting a person from a photograph.
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grep file for only part of line

I have a rtf file that I'm using grep on like this grep "Order Number" 'Extract Text Output.rtf' which results in lines that look like this \b\fs28 \cf2 Fab Order Number : FAB00772450\ and I ...
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config WinRAR to launch folder after extracting?

Is there a way to launch the folder extracted from WinRAR? Can I also configure WinRAR to only launch the folder when I extract from the GUI, and not from the Explorer right-click context menu?
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Windows XP hour glass cursor?

For an illustration, I need the Windows XP hour-glass cursor - with standard drop shadow - as a transparent image (PNG or whatever). Any idea? I found a page with cursors, but the hour-glass one is ...
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not a valid iso file error

I'm trying this windows 7 usb/dvd download tool that I discovered from ars technica: http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2009/12/-the-usb-flash-drive.ars But I don't know why my windows 7 iso file ...
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Extract Links from a sitemap(xml)

Lets say I have a sitemap.xml file with this data: <url> <loc>http://domain.com/pag1</loc> <lastmod>2012-08-25</lastmod> <changefreq>weekly</changefreq> ...
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How to extract images from a flash image-viewer?

I need to download a number of pages of a magazine issue which is available via online viewer made in Flash. The player loads a page image and allows to scroll it. Is it possible to extract the image ...
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How can I play raw audio/video tracks extracted from mp4?

I used mp4creator -extract to get the raw audio and video tracks from an mp4 file. What players can I use to play the raw tracks?
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Extract files from a Norton Ghost archive

Extract files from a Norton Ghost archive... without Norton Ghost, and for free. Any ideas?
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Extract Volume Name from ISO using Command?

I'm building a bootable CD/DVD using Ubuntu's genisoimage. The new image is based on the old image downloaded from Ubuntu's website. (The only change made was BOOTx64.efi to bootx64.efi). How do I ...
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Compressed (Zipped) Folders no longer extract properly

I actually just finished up cleaning a virus from my computer (took me in total like 20 minutes, no big deal), but I'm almost sure this is what caused the problem. Now, whenever I download a zipfile I ...
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Metadata extraction for renaming recovered files

I recently recovered many deleted files by using a tool called photorec - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec Great life saver. Only problem is that recovered files have their names replaced by ...
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How do I extract a RAR archive in Linux

How can we extract a .rar archive in Linux?
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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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Program to open .bin files that doesn't need installation [closed]

I'd like to know if it's possible to open .bin files(image files) so I can extract its contents without having to install any software. I'd like some kind of software that is just download the files ...
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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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Extracting files into separate folders

I have few zip files that has at least 10000 files each. I would like to extract files into separate folders by year and month. How can I do that. I have Windows XP Pro.
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Automatically unzip/untar downloaded files?

Is there a way to automatically unzip/untar everything I download? Preferably without installing anything (I already have enough programs running all the time) and something that works with all ...
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Extract video frames display time and frame number

I would like to extract each frame and its display time. The purpose will be to later compare the output between two videos (reference/original video and the transmitted video) and see what frames are ...
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How to extract a list of selected cells into a CSV file

I have a huge Excel sheet and I would like to get a small list of cell (around 200-300 cells from the same column, row) into a CSV string. Is there an Excel command to do that?. Saving the file into ...
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Cut an H264 video on non-key frames

I would like to extract a scene of a video (audio codec: AAC, video codec: H264). The problem is that the scene doesn't begin on a I key-frame. The software, I have tried (Avidemux, Handbrake or VLC) ...
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Retrieving email address from a log file

I have a log file which contains a lot of text as shown below. Would like to extract the email address which falls between emailAddress and status strings. I am open to any option which runs on ...
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Extracting Installer Data

I have a game. It has these files Setup-1.bin Setup-2.bin Setup-3.bin Setup-4.bin Setup.exe When I install, it extracts it in C:. Now the game is quite bigger, free space on C: seems ...
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ffmpeg: extract frames and get their exact timestamps

I'm trying to extract frames from a variable framerate video every 5 seconds and get the exact timestamps of each frame extracted. This is what I have so so far: -i inputfile -vstats_file vstats.log ...
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How to get GIF from MKV interval?

I'm looking for a piece of software (free or not) that will allow me to load a .mkv video (and other video types, not just .avi), and tell it to extract frames as images from within a certain ...
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Extract files in rar archive without having some previous files

I have a big rar archive which is split into 700mb parts. I only have part 5 and 6 and there is a 40mb file in there that I wanna extract using Winrar. I know the whole file is stored in part 5 ...
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Is it possible to successfully extract an archive file if the download is not complete

I'm downloading visual studio 2010 professional through MSDN Academic Alliance. And I get the download is finished confirmation even before the progress of the download doesn't reach 100%. I extracted ...
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Extracted files not recognized

I extracted a tar.gz file with 7-Zip. It worked fine, all the files and folders are now visible and have names, different size and so on, yet I cannot open them. And the icons are all the same - a ...
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7zip command to extract with full paths (excluding first folder level)

Using 7zip command line version, I need to extract a .7z file with full paths but excluding the first folder level within the archive. I thought that this command below would work but it still ...
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How to extract image links from sites?

So I have been trying to extract links of images from some public boards then edit them to their max resolution and then save them. The problem is page source code only gives links to 52 out of 540 ...
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PDFTK extract all pages from all pdf's output

I'm trying to extract all pages of several pdf's at the same time. Now it does work with: for %%I in (*.pdf) do "pdftk.exe" "%%I" burst But I don't get all the pages, because for every new document ...
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How to extract from a .GFS file

My colleacue has left me some files for a project I am working on before he left the company, but some of the files have been merges into a .gfs file. Does anybody know of an application either for ...
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How do I extract parts of a video with a specific aspect ratio with ffmpeg or mencoder?

I've got some recordings from TV. The movies are all in 4:3 but the advertisement is in 16:9. My input format is a mpeg 2 transport stream. I would like to convert my movies to mp4 with h264 video and ...