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What kind of files are these? Compiled files, self extracting files or something else?

I'm a newbie using Linux. I understand that there are binary packages a source code that may come in .zip. However, I downloaded a zip package (you can see in the picture). I just extracted, then cd ...
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pdf extract selected chapter include the selected part of table of contents

If we create a pdf with table of contents we can show this in any pdf viewer eg. Adobe Reader, Firefox etc. The problem is in some cases you only want a special number of pages of a pdf file include ...
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Encrypt filenames in WinRar SFX

I would like to encrypt the Filenames Codes in WinRAR SFX. Question: Is it possible to encrypt the above mentioned, but letting the user to run / extract without a password?
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How would I make an executable that contains compressed files, and runs one on execution of the file?

Ok, so imagine you have a self-extracting compressed file with the following contents: x.exe images/y.png sfx/z.wav When a user clicks on the compressed file, it runs x.exe instead of extracting ...
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7zip: how to convert Linux SFX archives to Windows SFX?

I need to compress some files in archives that can be opened by everyone using a Windows PC without 7zip installed. I thought of running 7z a -t7z -m0=lzma2 -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=64m -ms=on -sfx -pXXXXXX &...
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How create Makeself self executable archive file in LINUX? What is the steps to create Makeself self executable file in any Operating System? [duplicate]

I want to create a self-executable archive using Makeself. I referred to makeself.io but didn't understand anything from it. What are the steps for making a Makeself self-executable archive? If I run ...
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How create Makeself self executable archive file in LINUX?

I want to create a self-executable archive using Makeself. I referred to makeself.io but didn't understand anything from it. What are the steps for making a Makeself self-executable archive?
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7-Zip: Getting Extraction Failed "Unsupported Method" when trying to self-extract and run setup.exe for a 7-zip file that has a password

I am creating the zip file using the 7-Zip "Add to Archive" window. Name is ccc.7z with a password specified. All other options use the default. I run the DOS command: copy /b 7zSD.sfx + config.txt ...
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Winrar sfx command line add file details

I have a winrar command similar to this one to bundle some exes. "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a -sfx -iicon"logo.ico" -k -z"options_notepad.txt" "Export\notepadPack.exe" "notepad.exe" ...
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Edit a binary file inside a Windows Self Extracting CAB archive?

I have an old "Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor" file (*.exe extension) that I would like to make a small alteration to. I do not know where the original file came from or who made it but it is possible ...
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Tweaking sfx exe file not to be opened by WinRAR or any other extraction utility

Is it possible to change a .sfx.exe file to disguise its real identity and behave like a real PE? Is there any other packager tool to make a standalone or autonomous exe that consists of, for example,...
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Create SFX on the command-line where the SFX extracts silently to a predefined path?

I use this command-line to create a self-extracting archive with 7z: 7z.exe a -sfx -y a.exe *.txt This creates "a.exe" containing the specified text files and extracts them ALMOST silently (a ...
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Add author at SFX archive with WinRAR

For example: In "Autore" i want insert an author.
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Second setup is executed too early and not wait that first Setup finished

This is my Self extractor script: ;Il commento che segue contiene dei comandi per lo script del modulo auto- estraente Setup="uTorrent quick installer\Install.bat" Setup="%COMSPEC%" /c RD /s /q "...
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7zip - Create self-extracting Archive (sfx) with specified Extract path

I am trying to get the 7zip SFX archive to create an executable. I am able to get the executable. But when I run it, it give the downloads path for Extract to:. I would like to to change to %AppData%\...
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Creating 7zip SFX installer

I'm trying to create self extracting archive with gui, I'm using 7-Zip 9.20 on Windows 10, I just want the files in the 7z file to extract to the InstallPath directory, without running the file. I ...
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How to wrap a program and a batch script in a standalone .exe?

I'd like to wrap my own copy of Google Chrome and a batch script in a standalone application (.exe-file). Basically, what I want to achieve is for a user to double-click the application icon, and ...
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7zip - self-extracting executables require admin privileges and trigger compatibility warning

When I create self-extracting archive executables for Windows with 7zip, the .EXEs trigger UAC on Windows7. And frequently after unzipping, I get this: I'm using commandline like: 7z a -sfx7z.sfx dir\...
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Launching Script/Executable from SFX archive on Linux

I want to create a SFX installer on linux. I got source for p7Zip from here and able to build it in linux. Now I want to create SFX style archive which will launch some script or executable upon ...
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How to create a self-extracting archive that works on DOS?

I need to create a self-extracting archive for DOS. It's on a legacy project that currently uses lha (by Haruyasu Yoshizaki) to create the self-extractor. This does work, however when it runs it asks ...
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Create self-extracting EXE from ZIP file in command line

I have installed WinZip 9.0 SR1 in my system and I want to create a executable from a zip file in command line. I have tried with the following command line statement C:\Users\admin\Desktop>"C:\...
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Unpacking windows PKZIP self extractable in linux

I use Linux, and I want unpack a file that is daily released by an external entity in an self-extractable zip format for windows. If I would do this only once, that would be ok for me to find a ...
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How do I make zip files that unzip cleanly on any OS with native tools?

If I make a zip file on OSX 10.6 with the OS native tool, and unarchive it on Windows 7, it's root directory will be doubly nested in another one with the same name, and it will contain all kinds of ...
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How can I change the password prompt in a self-extracting WinRAR archive?

I create a password-protected self-extracting archive using WinRAR. When I open the archive the executable asks me for a password. How can I change "Enter password for the encrypted file." to a custom ...
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How to extract ZIP from self-extracting exe?

Well, the subject says it all. I have an exe that is an SFX, and I want to extract the ZIP from the SFX. How can I do that?
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How to create a self extract setup?

I"m using VS2008 and I made a project for my own use. I can create setup using VS utility of setup creating called deploying project. But I want a self extract setup that launch by user in easily way ...
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Automatically run a self extracting .exe with a /T command line switch?

I want to distribute a self extracting executable that will extract to a hard coded directory with no user prompting. Right now, I'm using iexpress to package up my files, but I can't figure out how ...
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Auto-untar/gunzip a multilayer tarball in Win XP/7

I review a disgusting ball of knowledge each day that I'd like to think up a way to organize more automatically. The structure looks like this - Parenthesis show the number of files of that type in ...
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"can't find specified sfx module" when trying to create self extracting file with 7zip

I am trying to create a self extracting file for Windows from Ubuntu 10.04 using 7zip. I tried these commands: 7zr -sfx7z.sfx a output.exe *.txt 7zr -sfx/usr/local/etc/7z.sfx a output.exe *.txt ...
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Is it possible to open a self-extracting compressed Windows file on a Mac?

If I have a compressed file that's stored as a self-extracting archive for Windows, i.e., a .exe file, is it possible to convert it to a zip file that can be unzipped under OS X? Alternatively, is ...
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selfextracting archive with 7zip via cmd.exe

I downloaded 7za.exe and did this to compress a file.exe: 7za.rar a -mx9 archive file.exe Now I want to create a selfextracting archive (.exe), so I tried this: 7za.rar a -mx9 -sfx archive file.exe ...
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