The process of reversing data compression and/or archiving

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What’s a good way to extract .rar files on the Mac? [closed]

Anything built-in? (E.g. command line tools.) Any well-regarded software? Update: I like The Unarchiver, but vote up your favourite, or add it as an answer if it isn’t there.
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Extracting audio from MP4 video into MP3

I downloaded a few MP4-encoded videos from which I'd like to extract the audio stream into MP3 files for easy listening on my digital player. Most likely, VLC can do this, but the instructions ...
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How to extract image from PDF file

I currently use Foxit's PDF reader, and I recently downloaded an image from the Internet, but it is inside a PDF file. How do I extract this image? Operating system is Windows 7.
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How to extract text with OCR from a PDF on Linux?

How do I extract text from a PDF that wasn't built with an index? It's all text, but I can't search or select anything. I'm running Kubuntu, and Okular doesn't have this feature.
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How can I extract multipart RAR files using the command line unrar.exe?

Is there a way to extract all RAR files using unrar.exe via the command line without passing it each part? I have lots of multipart RAR files in mixed formats: .part1.rar, .part2.rar or .rar, .r00, ...
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Extract 7z files with standard linux tools?

I know that you can extract .7z files with 7-zip. Is there another standard linux program that can do this? Maybe one of these tar bzip2 xz gzip I will add that bsdtar can do this, but is not ...
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How do I extract a background from a Windows 7 Theme file?

Pretty obvious, How do I extract a background from a Windows 7 Theme file? I like the background pics from some of the themes I've downloaded, but is there anyway I can get the pictures (background ...
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Command line tool in Linux to Extract Text From Word, Excel , Powerpoint ? or Convert them to PDF?

Need help extracting text out of All of Office document types.. Or convert them to PDF as can easily extract using pdftotext. A Bash or Python Script would help too.
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How do I extract an ISO on Linux without root access

I have a large ISO file on a server, and I need to access the file in it, without having root access. Thus, I can't simply mount it. What should I do to be able to extract an ISO on LInux without root ...
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How to extract an InstallShield Cabinet file?

I need to extract the contents of an InstallShield Cabinet file (.cab). What tools should I use for the job?
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Lossless extraction of streams from WebM

I would like to extract streams from WebM video files without converting them (re-compression), can somebody recommend any software that can allow this?
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How to extract text from pdf in script on Linux?

On Linux - How to extract text from a .pdf in which text really is text, not a scanned image? I want something I can use on the command line / in a script, not interactively. (I don't want to convert ...
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Universal command line unarchiving tool on a Mac

Is there some command line tool which allows extracting files from most known archive types? Something like StuffIt Expander, but without gui.
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In place extract tar archive

I have a little dilemma here... I needed to move about 70 GB worth of files from one of my servers to the other, so I decided that tarring them up and sending the archive would be the fastest way. ...
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A way to extract layer sets from PSD files without Photoshop?

Are there any tools for (in order of preference) Mac, Linux, or Windows to extract images per layer set from a PSD file, without using Photoshop? I had a web designer send me a PSD file containing ...
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Transferring Music from iPod to iTunes?

Is there a way for me to transfer music from my iPod to my iTunes? Say, if I accidentally deleted some music on my computer but I have the files on my iPod?
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How to save all images embedded in email in Thunderbird?

In Thunderbird, how to save all images embedded (multipart/related MIME format) in email in one turn?
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Utility for extracting MIME attachments

I am looking for a command-line tool for Unix (ideally, available in a Debian / Ubuntu package) for extracting all MIME parts from a multipart email message (or the body from a singlepart with an ...
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Break open an EXE file?

I have a sony Vaio and I have downloaded the sound driver for it. The driver claims it is being installed on a computer its not compatible with, and crashes. I know that it is wrong. I assume the ...
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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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How can I extract fonts from a PDF file?

Is there a way to extract fonts from PDF files? I know that usually embedded fonts in PDF files are only subsets of the fonts. Anyway, is there a way to do this?
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Extracting background images from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file containing maps of the building I work in, here: http://www.libsys.und.edu/dev/FloorPlans_All.pdf The original source files have been lost, and I've been asked to extract the map ...
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How to get the .ico file of an arbitrary file?

Say I have a file and there is set an icon to it. How to get the icon which is figured on the file? File is an arbitrary - some extension about which I have no idea. Just how to get its icon. EDIT: ...
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How to extract all images from a PowerPoint presentation?

I have a PowerPoint presentation that is basically a slideshow. How can I extract all the images into a folder? I've seen articles that direct you to save the presentation as HTML, but this file ...
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How can I extract text from a table in a PDF file?

I am trying to implement an algorithm described in an academic paper, which I have in PDF format. The algorithm includes a table of 256 entries that I want to copy to my implementation. However, I ...
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Software to get audio from home DVDs?

Not for illegal use! I have some home movies and footage from a wedding, and I'd like to easily 'rip' or extract the audio to WAV/MP3/etc. If the audio came off as one big file, I am proficient ...
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Extract archive here, autodetect subfolder

I use 7-Zip under Windows 7 to extract all kind of archives. The ever-running problem is that there is not a single way to handle subfolders. Some people create their archives like this (let's call ...
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7-Zip command line: Extract silently/quietly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable the output of 7-Zip? I want to use 7z.exe from a command prompt to silently/quietly extract an archive. I do not want to use third-party scripts or APIs. ...
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Strip path segment while extracting using 7zip?

Is there a way to extract a 7z archive that contains all it's files within a directory without creating this directory in the file system but still keeping the sub-directory structure of the archive ...
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How to extract corrupted RAR files

I try to extract a file from set of .RAR parts. I always get the following error: Corrupted so I tried many programs to extract the corrupted RAR files. I have 10 parts, each one 400MB big. The ...
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GUI tool to extract iso file contents on Linux (KDE)

I have an ISO CD image file and want to extract it's contents to a folder. I know there are ways to mount the image and stuff, but it's complicated. I'm looking for a GUI tool to open up the contets ...
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Extracting “one of every 10 frames” in a video using VLC or FFmpeg

I am trying to extract "exactly 1 frame of every 10" frames of a video (i.e. extract 1 , leave 9 then repeat) for scientific purposes. The video is 105 frames, 3.5 seconds, 29.97fps (h.264, .mov, ...
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Extracting .exe executables and back again using 7-Zip?

I figured out, by accident, that I can extract .exe executables (what for?). Though the files make no sense whatsoever, how do I put those extracted files back into an .exe executable?
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Extract items from 1 huge cell in Excel

I have a huge spreadsheet of PC's and the software that is installed on them. Unfortunately the report lists all the software installed for a PC in one cell. I need a formula or macro which will go ...
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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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How to extract sound from a DVD movie to mp3

I have some workout DVD's which I would like to listen to while on the park (I don't have a big living room). What can I use to extract the sound from the movies, on a Ubuntu machine, and convert it ...
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How do I extract Flash content from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file that has a flash file embedded. How can I can extract that SWF from inside the PDF file? Update: I am using Windows 7.
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How can I deflate compressed streams inside a PDF?

I read a stackexchange post on how to find a stream of font data within a PDF. This stream, if decompressed properly, apparently creates a usable TTF file. But I'm not sure how to decompress it. ...
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Create Windows compatible Self-extract-zip in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a zip file compatible with windows under linux Is that possible. What software will do that?
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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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Why is it slower in Windows to extract rar files to USB/network storage?

I noticed in Windows 7 extracting rar to local hard drive is always significantly faster than to network storage (CIFS) or USB 3.0, even when the external storage has better sequential write ...
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how can I extract/harvest/export all sender addresses from outlook 2003? [duplicate]

I'd like to build a list of all the people who email me but can't figure out a way of doing it. Tools such as Xobni offer a list, but it is not possible to select the data from the 'analytics'. How ...
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Can we save image slices in sub folders in Photoshop?

I am using Photoshop CS5, by default, Photoshop saves image slices in a folder named images. This is fine but there are lots of images, saving them all in a single folder becomes quite messy. What I ...
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How do I delete files greater than a certain date on linux

Occasionally I extract an an archive into the wrong folder and would like to move or delete the newly extracted files. What is the easiest way to do this via the command line? Can I somehow search ...
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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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Extracting a .zip file into Program Files (x86)

I just got 64 bit Vista system after being on Windows XP. I'm trying to get all my useful programs up to date, and I've recently had a problem extracting files into the 32-bit program files directory ...
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Extract a certain file from an archive with 7-Zip from the command line

If I have an archive, for example, some.zip that contains one or more files, how can I extract only one file (I know the name of the file) with 7-Zip from the command line in Windows?
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Batch the “Extract Here” command

I would like to batch the "Extract Here..." command on a complete folder. Every type of archive should be unzipped into the current folder with the name of the archive file. I have found some BATCH ...
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Open .rar files on Slackware

How can I open .rar files in Slackware?
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How can I extract only some specific folders from a tar.gz archive?

Let's say I have the archive website.tar.gz, inside is the following folder structure : home -mike -www -coolwebsite file1 file2 file3 etc. When I ...