An archive file format (and the program that reads it) commonly used on Unix and Linux.

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How to delete files from a tarball by owner or version? Tarball contains files from multiple owners

I was deleting and appending files to a already existing tarball (meaning created by someone else other than me) but now I have duplicated directories from different owners and even from the same ...
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how to install latest ffmpeg on Centos

I want to install the latest ffmpeg 2.8.5 on the Centos server. Followed this website http://www.mysql-apache-php.com/ffmpeg-install.htm and completed the installation. But the installed ffmpeg is an ...
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FTP files from Linux server to windows client machine whilst maintaining linux file permissions

My local machine runs windows and my website is on a linux server. I want to back up my website to my local windows machine and maintain linux file and folder permissions. Ordinarily I would compress ...
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Strategies To Reduce Compressed File Lookup Time With Pixz?

I have a PIXZ-compressed (level -9) tarball containing around 4000 files (ordered, like pages in a book): compressed size is ~670M. Currently I am programmatically accessing these files using the ...
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tar xvfz and -xvfc both didn't worked in Cygwin on Windows

I tried tar with xvfz and -xvfc both didn't work in Cygwin on Windows. $ tar xvfz sshpass-1.0.5.tar.gz tar (child): sshpass-1.0.5.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar (child): Error is ...
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How to copy a .zip from within a .tar to a given location without extracting entire .tar using AWS S3 CLI

OSX 10.11 - python3.5 or AWS CLI (or other tool?) I have ~ 5,000 subdirectories within an Amazon S3 bucket, each subdirectory contains a single .tar. In each .tar it contains only one .zip, ~<1mb ...
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rsync to/from tar archive

Is it possible to rsync a real filesystem (remote) with a tar archive (local)? If so, how? Problem is I need to correctly backup user/group/permission settings and, while I have root access on remote ...
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Archive (.tar.gz) Corruption

I've got a .tar.gz archive that has definitely suffered some kind of corruption. The data inside the archive is obviously very precious to me and I'd really like to get my hands on as much as ...
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Untarring into a temp directory, then deleting the directory

I'm a very new linux user, and I'm untarring a tarball into a directory, say that without smiling. What I want to do is create a temp directory with the mktemp -d command and use the tar command to ...
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Does tar happen to corrupt files? How can I recover a corrupted file?

So I was finishing a small c++ project last sunday, after a last check I made a tgz archive of it and sent it by email. And when I tried to open it again today, the file appeared to be completely ...
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Error when trying to extract tar file

While I am trying to extract cmake i am getting error: tar - zxvf cmake-3.4.0.tar.gz tar: You must specify one of the `-Acdtrux' or `--test-label' options Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more ...
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Automate the tar on file creation

I need to tar the log files automatically when its get created with date (eg., error.log-20151116). How should i automate this activity. I don't want to perform this action by log rotation.
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7-Zip: Empty tar file created

Using 7-Zip portable i created a tar file containing a folder which also contains numerous files and folders (200mb+). When i open the tar file it is empty, but the size of the tar file is exactly ...
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Error when extracting tar.gz file which contains symbolic link inside

I tried to compress the Repo folder (AOSP) into tar.gz.Source folder has many git folders and Symbolic links.It compressed without any error.But when i tried to decompress it using tar command it is ...
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Change the directory structure in tar.gz without extracting it

I have a tar.gz file that has the following structure when I extract. /dir1/dir2/dir3/many_text_files(.txt) I would like to change the structure as dir3/many_text_files(.txt) A simple solution is to ...
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Recover overwritten .tar file on otherwise empty drive

I had a partition with basically nothing but a giant .tar file on it (that plus Ubuntu's "lost+found"). Then when I went to extract the tar file, I accidentally did tar -c instead of tar -x, replacing ...
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Archive directory structure without file contents

I would like to create an archive capturing the entire structure of a directory, including subdirectories and files. Preferably preserving file attributes such as modification time. The archive ...
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Ignore Zeros Not Working When Trying To Open Tar

I have a backup file from my system admins called backup.tar.gz. They mentioned that I need to use the --ignore-zeros/-i command when unzipping the file. However when I run the command as suggested ...
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Why install from a tarball when packaged option exists?

If given the option to install software on CentOS or RHEL from an RPM, why would one ever still chose to install from a tarball?
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ssh download with tar and password prompt: tar: This does not look like a tar archive

So I am trying to download a directory recursively from another server with a command that looks like this: ssh user@server "cd some/directory && tar --dereference -c datadir" | pv | tar xv ...
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linux tar command -t option to show max-depth=1

A tar.gz file may contain many files and folders, and the folders may, in turn, have a lot of files and folders. I want to list the contents of the tar.gz file, but only one directory deep. How can ...
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How do I write a TAR file to SD card?

I need to write the OpenELEC Mediacenter OS image to an SD card for the Raspberry Pi. Usually most OS's provide an IMG file that I can just write with Win32 Disk Imager. However OpenELEC only ...
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Synthesizing progress function with tar script

I use this tar script to backup my files: #!/bin/bash cd /mnt/backupdisk tar -cvpzf "$(date +%m%d%Y).tar.gz" --exclude="~/Documents/Excluded" --exclude-caches-all /home I want to add a progress ...
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How to Tar/GZip just the files folders in the data directory?

I have a bunch of folders and files in /usr/local/bin/data that I want to tar.gz. I have a bash script that sets the source folder to backup src='/usr/local/bin/data/* When I open up the .tar.gz ...
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packing up an entire directory structure ignoring a certain filetype [duplicate]

I want to create a tarball of a directory structure. I know I can pack the entire directory by executing tar czvf testdir or all the files in it with tar czvf testdir/*. But what I want to do is ...
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How to extract from PAX archive to current directory.?

I have a PAX archive what I want to extract into the current directory, using the directory structure in the archive. I have tried the following command: JBSP03:/u/jsdbsp/jbsp03:cd ...
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Why are not all files compressed and how to improve the solution

I have a folder with about 20K files. The files are named according to the pattern xy_{\d1,5}_{\d4}\.abc, e.g xy_12345_1234.abc. I wanted to compress the first 10K of them using this command: ls | ...
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Tar to tape : block number and blocking factor

The 64 kiB blocksize is to maximize throughput and avoid "shoe shining". mt -f /dev/nst0 setblk 64k tar -c -v -R -b128 -f /dev/nst0 test_dir returns: bloc 0 : test_dir/ bloc 1 : ...
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/dev/fd0 equivalent on windows. (Writing directly to tar floppy)

I am currently using a system I cannot change that writes tar files to a floppy disk. I need to read/write the same type of disk on a windows machine. The command used to create the disk in Linux ...
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Uploading a file through linux terminal

I looked at a previous question How to upload local file to server through Linux terminal and I am still having trouble performing the upload. I have downloaded a file to my computer and I am looking ...
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How to untar file with UTF-8 special characters in Windows

I want extract a TAR file with special characters UTF-8 and when open it with WinRAR and PeaZip show filename like mark question and when extract it with WinRAR and 7-Zip file name change to ...
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Unzipping files downloaded from the Arxiv server

I want to download the source Tex files (not the pdf) of this document: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.0322 After downloading here, I get a weird file with the ".0322v3" (the second part of the doc code) ...
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how do I install mingw64 on kali linux 2.0?

I have downloaded several packages from these web sites: https://packages.debian.org/stable/wine-development http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/?source=typ_redirect Apparently, I have to have ...
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Backup user home directories and system configuration file

May I know that when I run this command: sudo tar -cvpzf user1_backup-$(date +%Y--%m-%d).tar.gz /home/students/user1 to backup the user1 account in my linux OS, it does backup my home directories ...
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Error messages when extracting a .tar.bz2 in Ubuntu

While extracting a .tar.bz2 file using the command tar xjf git.tar.bz2 I received error messages that shows Cannot hard link to and Cannot create symlink to What will be the reason ...
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Can a tar.gz file contain malicious code? Is a Mac vulnerable to such a tar.gz?

Can a tar.gz file contain malicious code that is similar to ZIP file? On a Mac particularly? Edit: Oops, I meant to ask the process of opening/untar a tar file on the Mac. Not the contents of the ...
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GPG with tar.gz at the same time without the full path being packed

I would like to compress and encrypt a folder: tar -cz "/path/to/the/folder/" | gpg --encrypt --passphrase "password" --recipient "mail@mail.mail" > "/destination/package.tar.gz.gpg" When I ...
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tar failing to create symlink on samba mounted share

We have a perl build script which, as part of it's operation, untar's a few tarballs. One of those, openssl, contains some symlinks (libssl.so points to libssl.so.1.0.0). I am trying to run this on ...
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view zip file content in tree command style

I am seeing the zip file content using unzip -l files.zip | less but it outputs in ls style , is it possible to to display output in tree command style
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efficiently append to large tar archive

I thought that tar was meant to write out on linear media, eg. tape in the beginning. So appending further files to an existing archive should only touch it's end I guessed. However, appending a ...
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Piping back resulting stream from split remote commands

I'm trying to perform the following: (1) generating data on my local workstation (2) piping this data (huge amount!) once to my remote speedy server (3) performing two separate operations on this ...
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Why am I encountering 'Error decoding stream footer' when decompressing using `pixz`?

I compressed a file using tar -pcv input_dir | pixz 8 -p8 > output.tar.xz. When I try to decompress or list the files using pixz -d and pixz -l i encounter the error Error decoding stream footer. ...
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decompress multiples pdf files without using tmp files?

I have more than 100.000 pdf files I want to decompress it, then recompress theme all in one archive file to save space. all i found is: ls | xargs -P 4 -n 1 -I {} qpdf --stream-data=uncompress {} ...
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To open lrzip-compressed in Debian 8.1

I downloaded the SageMath jessie package here but I cannot open it. I get the warning in ArchiveManager Could not open this file type There is no command installed for Tar archive (lrzip-compressed) ...
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I want to take tar backup of the directory whose name will be variable

I am trying to write a shell script in which I want to take tar backup of the folders which are formed on daily basis. For example my parent directory name is "log" and under this directory a ...
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Tar progress per file with pv for multiple files/folders at a time?

I've been using this one line command that I found on another post here and it works great for one folder at a time. This is the command: tar -cf - /opt/folder1 | pv -s $(du -sb /opt/folder1 | awk ...
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Concatenate multiple tar files in one command

I receive anywhere from 4 to 100 very large tar (~20GB) archive files everyday. I have been concatenating them in the past by looping through each of the archives I see on the file system and doing ...
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Chromium: prevent unpacking tar.gz

The latest Chrome and Chromium seems to unpack .tar.gz files automatically for me on OS X and Linux. When using wget with the same URL, it shows: $ wget http://mydomain/dir/file.tar.gz ... HTTP ...
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tar performance writing to disk

When writing to disk (SATA) I've noticed tar seems to have a large performance hit. I'm trying to copy a, relatively, large .dmg file (556MB) from my client (OSX) across my local network as part of a ...
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Composer Install .tar.gz

Trying to install node.js via composer (for automation). "repositories": [ "type": "package", "package": { "name": "nodejs/nodejs", "version": "0.12.6", "dist": { ...