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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Use all CPUs when creating archives on Linux

Today I wanted to create a backup from a folder on a server with 16 CPUs. I started looking for an option that can utilize my hardware to archive a folder better than how tar does it. Something with ...
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How to restore the file access time after extracting from archive

Is it possible under Linux to restore the file access time to that of the original file after extracting files from an archive created with tar on NTFS file system? tar does not restore the access ...
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MinGW tar compression problem

I am unable to get the Mingw tar to work with compress files. It does not filter through the proper compression utility. However, tar will work if I manually uncompress the file first. I have tried in ...
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Untar a given linux tarball on MAC OS X

I have a Linux tarball that can't be unpacked. It gives me an unexpected error. I am told this is due to case insensitive on MAC OS X. How can I untar this file? tar -zxvf file.tar.gz ... x ...
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Put date into backup .tar.gz filename

I'd like to run a simple tar command to backup my website directory. It will run through cron, but I want to be able to put the time at which the backup was made as the filename. I don't really mind ...
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I cannot open folders in .tar file

I've downloaded factory image for my Nexus4 mobile, the Image folder is compressed in .tar file but it tells me that its unknown file Type: File ,, how can i open it? here take some photo of my ...
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Zero sized tar.gz file found inside a tar.gz file

My current directory contains a single file like this- $ls -l -rw-r--r-- 1 root staff 8 May 28 09:10 pavan Now, I want to tar and gzip this file like $tar -cvf - * ...
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How do I upgrade my version of tar on Red Hat 5?

I'm running RHEL 5 and the default version of tar is horribly old. yum update tar shows that I have the latest version according to their repo. How do I go about upgrading to tar 1.27, please?
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How do I extract files from one tarball to another tarball in one step?

I have some fairly large tarball archives, from which I need to extract some files. I will later repack those files to transfer them to another server. Currently that is a two (multi) step process for ...
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How to find tar format of archive?

There are several formats of tar archives, ustar, gnu, etc. Is there some tool that can show which format a given archive is in? (Haven't found it in manpage of bsdtar nor in info pages of GNU tar). ...
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Pull root image from remote linux

I have switches running PicOS-Linux. This pretty much Linux with Open vSwitch and Busybox. Updates are handled by loading an image of the full file system. So a system image is pretty much just a ...
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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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Map “untar” to tar xvfz?

How can I map 'untar' as a command to 'tar -xvfz' ? Sorry, but I almost always forget the arguments necessary to 'tar' for this operation.
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Extract specific folder from a tar.gz

I know this question was previously asked on this site before like here 1 and here 2 but no success for me. I want to extract the Measures folder from my S012011_csv.tar.gz zipped file. If I do tar ...
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How can I run the “tar -czf” command in Windows?

I am currently running a computer which has access to only Windows. I have to submit a folder after running tar -czf on it. How can I do this in Windows, do I have any options?
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Tar a very large file directly to a drive

I was running my code to download some data on the Amazon cloud. The instance that I was running had an 8GB storage that I had bought with it plus 140GB extra instance storage (sort of plugged in as a ...
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Why does tar with -z option create archive with different hash everytime

Can you tell me why tar czf archive.tar dir creates archive with different hash everytime (I check with 'md5sum') Without compression parameter -z or with parameter -j instead all works fine. ...
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Sqoop Tar ball unpacking

I'm working through the installation directions for Sqoop: Sqoop server supports multiple Hadoop versions. However as Hadoop major versions are not compatible with each other, Sqoop have ...
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How can I create a zip / tgz in Linux such that Windows has proper filenames?

Currently, tar -zcf arch.tgz files/* encodes filenames in UTF, so Windows users see all characters spoiled in filenames which are not english, and can do nothing with it. zip -qq -r arch.zip files/* ...
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How to extract tar file on Windows, when the filenames include a colon?

I have a tar(.gz) file created on a Linux system, and the filenames contain colon characters. The tar utilities I can find on Windows don't extract these files at all. How can I do this, ideally ...
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Backing up a directory of data incrementally in linux

I have a directory full of files that remain relatively static. However, some files are moved between subdirectories. I create a full backup every month of this data because it's a lot of data. I'd ...
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How can I create a tar file from a list of files in another tar file?

I have a process that creates a tar file with copies of files that need to be updated. I want to backup existing files before overwriting with the new files. I've tried tar cf backup.tar -T `tar ...