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

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Browsable compressed filesystem archive with full attributes?

Maybe a variation of the whole question would be: Are there any other archiving tools than tar that preserve Linux file permissions and user/group flags? I want to create archives of a directory tree ...
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Deleting unpacked tar.gz files after unpacking incorrectly

I recently unpacked a set of backup files in RHEL3 - 2.4kernel with tar via: tar -xvf backupfile It started to error out a bunch and I aborted thinking that maybe it was a gzip instead. Unpacking ...
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How do I start an application after running the installation script?

I've been looking around the internet and I can't find a direct answer to this. I've install Komodo IDE by downloading the .tar.gz file (from http://komodoide.com/download/) and using the tar command ...
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extract single file from huge tgz file

I have a huge tar file (about 500G) and I wan't to extract just a single file from it. However, when I run tar -xvf file.tgz path/to/file it seems like it is still loading the whole contents into ...
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Target directory structure for tar different than original directory structure

Is there any way to set a different target directory structure than the orignial directory structure the tar archive was created from without creating it by hand? For example, I have many files in a ...
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Extract Java7u60 Server on Windows

I've downloaded the file server-jre-7u60-windows-x64.tar.gz from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/server-jre7-downloads-1931105.html and am trying to extract it with 7Zip. I ...
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Does Killing A Bash Process Affect Children Processes [duplicate]

The Scenario I'm automating backups via a bash script. The script is executed via cron. The script archives directories recursively using tar, and then rsync's them to the remote host. Here is a ...
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How to make sure a .tar.gz file is valid and will uncompress correctly?

I have a few BIG .tar.gz files, and I want to make sure they will uncompress, but without actually doing it. If the file opens on "Archive Manager" on Ubuntu, and I can view it contents there, does ...
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extract files in sub-directories from a tar file to one directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tar – extract discarding directory structure I have a tar file that include sub-directories each has several files. I need to extract all those files into one directory. ...
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.tar files without directory structure

I'm .taring some files with the path example/super_user/Output.*. The resulting .tar looks like this: + example + super_user - Output.zip - Output.xml - Output.txt ...
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tar: backup before overwriting

The cp command has a feature not well-known to everybody that it can backup before overwriting the target file. Does tar has such feature as well during restoring? I saw an option of --backup, but ...
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Which is more efficient - tar or zip compression? What is the difference between tar and zip?

I'm working in Linux environment and want to know about tar and zip commands. Which is more efficient - tar or zip? I also need to know the differences between the tar and zip commands. Can anyone ...
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Opening up a .tar file on Windows

What Windows tool or program can I use to open a .tar file? I also have .tar.gz files that I would like to open.
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unpack 'tar' but change directory name to extract to

tar -tf filename.tar folder1/file folder1/name [...] I'd like to extract file and name to, folder2. Can this be done as a one-liner?
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decompressing a 50 GB archive to a 100 GB drive

So I moved hosts today and I put all content from the old host into a single archive. The archive took 20 minutes to compress and one hour to transfer the tar file to the new host (Linux CentOS ...
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Determine type of archive file in Linux

I have an archive file with .tar.gz as extension grabbed from http://www.oracle.com (it is the Java Runtime Environment). I tried to decompress it using tar -xvf and tar -zxvf and it says gzip: stdin: ...
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How to extract a tar file (.tgz) in windows?

How to extract a tar file (.tgz) in windows? Is this possible, or do I have to get into a linux environment and extract it?
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tar: re-extract files with a different size on disk

I have some gigantic tarballs that I was extracting, then cancelled mid-extraction, so the files from the .tar file all exist on disk but are not all the right size. Is there any way to: (1) Have ...
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Unable to open a tar.gz file

Are there any alternative ways to open a ".tar.gz" file than -xzf or -zxvf or xzvf? I am running Mac OS X 10.7. My command line returns: tar: Unrecognized archive format tar: Error exit delayed from ...
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Change root folder name in tar.gz file

I have a tar.gz file, specifically: http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/8u20-b26/jdk-8u20-linux-x64.tar.gz. I am going to download this, change it and stick it in my own repository. I wish to ...
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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 ...
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Apache compilation from source followed by php compilation as DSO and suphp. Pull up a phpinfo file under both configurations

I've followed all the steps specified here. I've done the following steps as per the link: Compile apache from source (using httpd-2.2.24.tar.gz, apr-1.4.6.tar.gz, apr-util-1.5.2.tar.gz) Compile ...
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How do I unzip a tar gz archive to a specific destination?

I want to unpack a .tar.gz file to a specific directory. The archive file is in /root/Documents. I want to unzip it into /root/Desktop/folder. The folder structure in zipped file should be preserved ...
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Why is tarball being recognised with .tar extension in GET Request

So I have a question about header requests on filetype.. Not sure of the best way to phrase the question, so I will explain what I have done. Created a tarball on a server, tar-cvf alle.tar.gz ...
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Create a tarball of absolute file path

I need to create a tgz of files with their absolute file names. The problem is: the receiver of the tgz expects (which is a embedded product based on linux) a root hierarchy like this (displayable ...
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TAR vs CPIO, what is the difference?

I am curious and did a bit of reading but still have questions. What makes CPIO different than TAR? I was told in another question that tar is for pulling together many files into 1 archive which ...
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Linux: what is a most convenient way to see the content of .jar file

What is a most convenient way to see the content of .jar file w/o using unzip/untar commands? What I'd like to do - is to browsing inside using cd command like it is the usual folder, seeing content, ...
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chdir warning when opening .tar file on OS X

I need to unarchive a file to the /Developer folder. Install Qt for iOS SDK The Qt for iOS SDK has been configured to be installed in the default Xcode installation location /Developer. It ...
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Archive directory system with compression for subdirectories - dar?

I have a large (~100GB uncompressed) collection of files that I want to store in < 2GB chunks for backup on a Windows Server based storage system. I'm running Ubuntu on my workstation. The data ...
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Tar withour directory structure and exclude folders

I am trying to create a tar file to exclude certain folders and then I want to have a tar file without the parent directory structure. I am able to exclude folders, but when I extract I see path from ...
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Cannot decompress .tar.xz file, getting “xz: Cannot exec: No such file or directory” from tar

Per How do I uncompress a tarball that uses .xz?, I tried tar xf php-5.6.0RC4.tar.xz and tar -xJf php-5.6.0RC4.tar.xz and in both cases I get the following: tar (child): xz: Cannot exec: No such file ...
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Untar after uploading to linux from windows

I have created tar.gz from my linux server, and I downloaded the same to my linux system and I successfully doen untar with tar -xvf package.tar.gz. And now my issue I downloaded same ...
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how to tar files with long name/long path

When I tar files with long path name, the file name is converted to "637", and the file doesn't exists in the packing file. I try to use gtar, with no successful. Do I need specific version of ...
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What command to use to unpack a .tar.gz file in Windows?

I use to receive tar.gz files fromm colleagues but unpacking them with 7zip is not convenient as it unpacks a tar file from gz first while I usually seek to get the tar file contents (so I have to ...
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Running find…exec tar czvf only archives one file…need all files

When attempting to run find . -iname "*.gz" -mtime +7 -exec tar czvf all_gizip_$(date +%Y-%m-%d).tar.gz {} \; I get the list of files ./corosync.log-20140620.gz ./corosync.log-20140618.gz ...
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Breach on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install new browser http://breach.cc/ I've downloaded zipped file. but I do not know what I do after this? Can anyone help me?
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download a large file TAR using SFTP

I am trying to download from a remote server ( in UK I am in the USA) a large file using SFTP (50GB) It starts but (maybe 10% done) it abandons it and says "too large" Is there another way to get ...
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Compressing with BarCat?

I'm having an issue using Barcat to show a dialog while compressing? Wondering what the exact syntax is? here's a link to Barcat things I've tried are bar -n apache24.tar.xz |tar -Jcf - bar -n ...
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Tar - Remove Common Prefix When Creating Archive

I am attempting to tar up the contents of a root file system, located at $rootfs. The problem is, when I try to tar -c $rootfs > $dest, the directories between my current directory and the actual ...
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How can I use tar command to group files without compression?

I have a very large folder of 120,000+ files. and I need to move them to another location on my same machine (same partition). I'd like to use the tar command to group them up as a single unit and ...
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Store the filename of the extracted file in a text file

what is the best way to store the filename of an extracted file in a text file? I have a script that extract a single file from a tar file and then I need to store the name extracted file to a txt ...
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Why is tar|tar so much faster than cp?

For recursively copying a directory, using tar to pack up a directory and then piping the output to another tar to unpack seems to be much faster than using cp -r (or cp -a). Why is this? And why ...
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tar -C with a wildcard file pattern

Can I use the tar command to change directories and use a wildcard file pattern? Here is what I am trying to do: tar -cf example.tar -C /path/to/file *.xml It works if I don't change directory ...
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tar -czvf with no output file

Say you run tar -czvf some_folder_here and don't actually specify an output file, like tar -czvf some_output_file.tar some_folder_here. Where does the file go? I just ran this by accident, and the ...
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How to make tar only match patterns to extract on a certain directory?

The extracted tgz contains a structure approximately like: Source header.h bozo.h dir2 anotherheader.h The following: tar xzf libm.tar.gz --strip-components=2 Libm-2026/Source/*.h/ extracts ...
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Create archive with hidden files and folders creates a . root entry

I am trying to archive a project folder with hidden files and folders, and I get one with a root entry of .. It's annoying. Typically : tar -czf $ARCHIVE_NAME -C $DIR . will create an archive like ...
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Put tar'd files in a subdirectory

I have a directory setup like the following: folder_x file.y file.z I would like to create a tar file so that when it's extracted the structure will look something like this: dir_q/folder_x ...
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Compressed file with a header containing all files within it, at the beginning of the file

I have noticed that most files resulting from a compression / archive process do not have a list of the files contained at the beginning of the resulting file, but rather at the end of it. For ...
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Java plugin doesn't work in Chrome in Ubuntu — how can I fix this?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit) and Chrome Version 35.0.1916.153. I downloaded jre-7u60-linux-x64.tar.gz and extracted it in /usr/lib/java/ Then I created a directory named 'plugins' in ...
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extracting all files in tar to a remote server

Here, it extracts the specified file in a remote machine. tar -xzOf file.tar.gz file_you_want_to_extract | ssh user@host 'cat > /path/to/destination_file' My requirement is that I want to extract ...