General :: When Extract The Tarball - Forgot The '-C' Option Of The Command 'tar'

Apr 23, 2010

I tried to install gfortran on my computer. When I extract the tarball, I forgot the '-C' option of the command 'tar', which should be added, according to the instruction of installation.

That is to say, I wrote in the mp directory:

Then, the tarball creates a '/usr' directory under '/tmp' directory, and it contains only a /local directory, which contains only a /gfortran directory.

The thing is, when I modify the name of this directory, for example, from /usr to /usr-modi, I found that the name of the directory /usr under the root directory is also changed from /usr to /usr-modi.

How can I delete this annoying /usr directory under /tmp, without tragically affect /usr under the root directory?

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General :: Unable To Extract The Tarball

Mar 17, 2010

I need to extract a tarball but unfortunately this error occurred when I tried it

# tar zxvf toolchain.tar.gz
tar: Skipping to next header
gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated
tar: Child returned status 1


Is there a way that I can recover or extract the tarball? I tried to gunzip first but to no avail as well.

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Jun 12, 2011

Fedora 15 with Gnome 3 is turning out to be dream for me. I am loving it, except few of the old things are gone. I don't care about the not so important stuff but I do care about the Extract here menu option, that I used to have before. I did checked I have latest unrar installed but still I don't see in Nautilus 3.0.2 context menu Extract Here option to unrar compressed files. So, I have to use the Archive manager which I want to avoid. Other feature I am missing is status bar in desktop (bottom bar) any idea how to get that back on gnome 3.

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Apr 26, 2010

I've read a few other threads about installing tarballs and just about all of them mention running the ./configure script. BTW, I'm working on a machine without internet connection and I'm using karmic. I successfully extracted the contents of the tarball and a directory of those contents was created. I navigated into that directory and tried "sudo ./configure" as per some instructions I found on the net, but the result was "bash:./configure: no such file or directory".

I get this same error message when I try "./configure --help | less" Is "./configure" something that is meant to come as part of the OS or do I need to install that separately too!?! when I try to create a keyboard short cut for opening a terminal by using the "keyboard shortcuts" option in system > preferences the setting lists it as "disabled". Is there some way for enabling? I know how to get to a complete screen terminal by using ctrl+alt+f2 but I also want a shortcut for other terminal box which is accessible via the applications area.

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Jan 17, 2011

if [ -x /usr/bin/id ]; then
if [ -z "$EUID" ]; then


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General :: Why Cannot Z Be Last Command-Line Option Used With Tar

Nov 17, 2010

$ ls one.tar.gz
$ tar -xvfz one.tar.gz
tar: z: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
$ tar -xvzf one.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf one.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf one.tar.gz

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General :: Don't Allow To Add -sport Option In The Above Command?

Mar 10, 2011

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General :: Bash Dirs Command And +N Option?

Feb 8, 2011

I'm trying to use the dirs command with the +N option. The manual says: dirs [-clpv] [+n] [-n]Without options, displays the list of currently remembered directories. The default display is on a single line with directory names separated by spaces. Direc- tories are added to the list with the pushd command; the popd command removes entries from the list. +n Displays the nth entry counting from the left of the list shown by dirs when invoked without options, starting with zero.

dirs -v shows:
0 /dir1/
1 /dir2/
2 /dir3/

However, dir +n 1, dir +N 1, dir -v +n 1, dir -v +N 1 all give:


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Aug 1, 2010

In the rpm manual, Print 50 hash marks as the package archive is unpacked. Use with -v|--verbose for a nicer display. But actually, there're not enough hash marks when I'm installing a package. About 44 hash marks there...Well, I just want to know where the `50 hash marks' are.

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General :: Unzip Command: Option To Force Overwrite?

Jan 26, 2010

I am writing a shell script that unzips a ZIP file into an existing hierarchy of files, potentially overwriting some of the files. The problem is that the unzip command asks for confirmation: replace jsp/extension/add-aspect.jsp? [y]es, [n]o, [A]ll, [N]one, [r]ename: y

This is unacceptable for a script.I need an option to force unzip to overwrite the files.I did not find in the man page nor with Google.

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Jan 10, 2011

I am trying to automate an svnadmin dump command for a backup script, and I want to do something like this:

find /var/svn/* ( ! -name dir -prune ) -type d -exec svnadmin dump {} > {}.svn ;

This seems to work, in that it looks through each svn repository in /var/svn, and runs svnadmin dump on it.

However, the second {} in the exec command doesn't get substituted for the name of the directory being processed. It basically just results a single file named {}.svn.

I suspect that this is because the shell interprets > to end the find command, and it tries redirecting stdout from that command to the file named {}.svn.

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OpenSUSE :: Ark "Extract Here" Option No Longer On Context Menu

Jun 5, 2010

Up until an hour ago, my openSUSE 11.0 KDE 3.x Konqueror had the usual Ark archive extraction options on the context menu. An hour ago, during an extraction operation, Ark and/or KWin crashed and I had to log back in.

Now the Ark extraction options are no longer on the menu. All I have is the Ark "Extract To..." option.

What happened and how can I fix it? And yes, I have all the required integration plugins, etc., the thing was working fine for the last two years. Now it's broken. Where is the config file or lock file or whatever that I need to find to fix this.

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Aug 28, 2009

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Jun 25, 2010

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Feb 23, 2011

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Mar 19, 2011

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top - 09:30:29 up 72 days, 12:46, 2 users, load average: 0.21, 0.16, 0.15
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Jun 9, 2011

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Jan 28, 2010

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Jun 19, 2010

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Ubuntu :: Show Option "compress" And "extract Here" At Right Click File On Nautilus?

Jul 15, 2011

I'm new member in this forum.
i have problem with my nautilus and may this sounding silly question.
how to display option "compress" and "extract here" at right click file on nautilus ?
i'm using ubuntu 11.04 and nautilus elementary 2.32.2
i was installed "file-roller" but option compress and extract here not display ?

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