Ubuntu :: Gnome Commander Does Not Add Files When Creating A New Archive/compressed File?
Feb 19, 2010
When trying to create a new compressed/archive file in Gnome Commander (GM) the file is created but the selected files are not added. I can open the new (empty) archive file and then add files to be compressed. I have tried using several different formats (zip, tar.bz and others) with the same results. The "file roller" is shown as a plugin but has no configuration other than the compressed file type.
When I use the default graphical file manger in Ubuntu, holding down the shift key and pressing the up or down arrow keys will select multiple files. This doesn't happen in Tux Commander or Gnome Commander. I tried looking through the preferences of each application and googling on my question. No dice. Is there anything I can do to get this functionality?
I want to create a compressed ISO image file and mount that file to one of the virtual drives and access the content (read-only) without worrying about manual decompression/extraction.For Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) OSes.
I came across this feature of the "less" command today. It appears not to be well-documented so I'll share it here. I found that "less" can automatically uncompress compressed files - no need to run the first command, the second does the same job:
gunzip -c textfile.gz | less less textfile.gz
Even better, "less" can read and list the contents of some archive files as well, including Tar files compressed using Gzip and Bzip2 as well as Zip files. So now when I want to list the contents of an archive,for example to determine whether the contents will be extracted to an absolute path or relative to the working directory, the following work
less archive.tar.gz less archive.tgz less archive.tar.bz2 less archive.zip
Much easier than remembering the various options that the Tar, Gzip, Bzip2 and Zip use. The best one for me is with RPM archives:
The above outputs the Information, Change Log and verbose File List of the RPM (paging the output, of course!) The following commands (using short and long options) give the equivalent output using the "rpm" command:
rpm -qilvp --changelog some.rpm | less rpm --query --info --list --verbose --package --changelog some.rpm | less
"less" does not recognise the initramfs file produced by "dracut" (which is a compressed "cpio" archive), but I suppose you can't have everything ...
I hope you will be able to help me, because a day ago asked the same question to russian linux users and did not give me an answer at all. I am using xubuntu on my laptop and am completely sick and tired og thunar file manager. Found what I want - it is Gnome Commander. But really cannot find out how to make it default, especialy I would like to open it by clicking the button Folders (Places) near the Main menu button (hope I described it correct).
Is any easy way to restore deleted files with Gnome Commander (v188.8.131.52)? I have external drive with two partitions: FAT32 and EXT4. I was using GC on Ubuntu 9.10 and it was working fine, today I installed openSUSE and GC is showing only EXT4 partition. Nautilus is showing both and it is working fine though.
I have downloaded the latest gnome commander source code from the gnome commander home page. Following the instructions in the readme I have extracted it from the tar ball and changed to the top level directory of the source code. I execute ./configure and get a bunch of "checking" results.
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory ken@ubuntu:~/Desktop/gnome-commander-184.108.40.206/src$ cd .. ken@ubuntu:~/Desktop/gnome-commander-220.127.116.11$ ./configure
I find Makefile.am and Makefile.in present in the directory. I generally install from deb packages. Still, I don't think it should be this hard to compile a package given the seemingly simple directions provided.
The problem with the kind of say I'm a Debian era "learned" to use that gnome-commander program for transferring files. The problem has now become a fact that when the connector for the USB stick machine, so it appears pcmanfm file management, and yes it works fine (ie I use opensuse 11.4 LXDE desktop), but the gnome-commander:in the sticks did not appear at allAnd why say that matter could be caused, and will be able to do something about it?
I work with social sciences and I really need to use "R". R is a program used for statistics and it has a module called R-commander, which let things easier to deal and comes with several options as opening SPSS files (another statistical package commonly used by Windows users) and other things. THe problem is, as Rcmdr is a module for R, when I run it, it opens a terminal window and then he runs the module, which opens a friendly gui.
It worked okay and clean in Ubuntu 9.10, but for LTS 10.4 I keep getting an error, no matter I reinstall the modules or the entire program. I even installed Ubuntu again without upgrading it from karmic Koala. But there is the same error msg.
The error message says: "Error while creating a child process for this terminal". The strange part is there is no other msgs in the terminal or errorlogs. I really need to use this software for work.
I'd like to ask about archive mounter feature, can I mount zip file with read write mode? can gvfsd-archive do that?, or I must use fuse-zip to mount it? If I must use fuse-zip, how I wrap it so I can use it via nautilus or via gvfs-fuse-daemon
gnome commander does not start as root. It started before. Not so long ago i restarted my pc, and i think gnome-commander (as root) did not close. And now it wont start. I started it as: su -> password -> gnome-commander Where can i check or what command should i run to help u guys diagnose the problem.
P.S. i tried to run nautilus as root but that did not work either, and gave me these error:
4 errors of this type: (nautilus:8372): Eel-WARNING **: GConf error: ... 3 errors of this type: (nautilus:8372): Unique-DBus-WARNING **: Unable to connect to ...
I am installing Linux on some spare space I left over from my previous two Windows installations.
From within Linux, what's the most risk-free way of imaging these two partitions and saving them to a single image file or archive? I want to preserve the entire partition because I have no idea what I may have forgotten to copy. What is the most suitable program that can do this?
Is there any way to run the partition in a virtual machine at a later date?
After this is done, I want to delete those old partitions and extend my Linux ones.
Here is the deal: my school purchased a test prep which they distributed to us, the only problem is that it is for windows. When I try to run the exe in wine the program windows pops up but the screen is blank (i can see the menu bar and and the title bar). It appears that most of the information is located in a folder as html files (separated into chapters for each section) with links to all the figures/tables/questions (also html files). This morning I have been trying to find a way to compile the html files into a format that I can read without having to hunt for each individual html file. I tried navigating with firefox but had to change each individual link before I could do that (very time consuming), I tried using doxygen (the GUI front end) to convert it to Latex/rtf/html/xml (all the formats) but did not have any success (It could be that I am using the app wrong). I tried opening some java applications found within the application data folder in hopes that it would bring up the navigator without success. And even tried installing java in wine (unsuccessfully) to see if that was the missing key to run the program in wine.
My question is, do I just have to fork out the $500+ that it would cost me to purchase the books instead of using the school provided program (free to us)? or is there a relatively simple way to compile these files into a format that could be readable.
tl;dr - have multiple html files for a windows native program that won't run on wine that I would like to convert to a more easily readable format (i.e. chm, pdf, etc), is it possible?the program was legally acquired through my school, I did not download or pirate it. I am not looking to distribute it, just looking to use it for my own studying purposes without spending $500+ or buying a windows license/computer.
im trying to reconstruct / extract a file that was too large to fit onto a floppy, used 7zip to create and split the file into multiple parts in tar.bzip format. this was done in windows. Then moved all the parts of the file to tiny linux on a really old laptop. no cd drive, no usb or network. so have to rely on floppy drive. i do know that reconstruction while extracting using commands is possible. but not working.tried tar -xMf file.tar.001 but nothing.
I was trying to figure out how to generate compressed files in zip format and searched on here. The search produced a list of forum entries on the topic, but all of the instructions were on how to do it in terminal, how to download obscure programs and install them from terminal, then run them from terminal, with all these arcane sets of switches and parameters. Eesh.
It comes with Ubuntu, after all. In the case of zipping files, all you have to do is to go to the File Manager, find the file(s), select it or them, right-click on it or them, and select Compress and file type zip. It's so simple.
There have been a number of other tasks where I wind up spending hours figuring out how to implement the advice offered in these forums through Terminal. The folks who offer the advice often are so good at it that they leave out steps obvious to them, but that take a lot of work for somebody not as skilled at it to find out. After crawling through broken glass to get the job done, and normally screwing something up so it's not quite right once I get it going, I figure out how to do it through the GUI and find out it takes a fraction of the effort.
Im running Ubuntu/Gnome and have been using Wine to run Total Commander, an App that a truly love but has its limitations under Wine. So Im looking for a native replacement for it, but it has to have the queue function of Total Commander. I have tried Tux commander and Gnome Commander and neigther of them seam to have it?
Krusader supposedly has it but needs about 300MB of KDE librarys and such. Are there any other alternatives?
I am going crazy with a gzip file. I can decompress the file in Windows using WinRAR but it is impossible on any UNIX operating system. the file seems to be ok. If I do file the_name_of_the_file.gz
I get: the_name_of_the_file.gz: gzip compressed data, from Unix, last modified: Sun Jan 30 14:10:21 2011
But if I do gunzip -f the_name_of_the_file.gz I alsways get: gzip: the_name_of_the_file.gz: unexpected end of file The same problem happens when I try to extract the file using the GUI tool in Ubuntu or MacOSX,
I am wondering how I would go about creating a .deb file that would extract it's contents to two different folders. I would have one file directory that should be extracted to /opt and I have a second that should bextracted to the current user's home folder and /etc/skel - How would I go about doing this?
I used Total Commander and connected FTP to write website. Today I accidently deleted some files. How to recover them?Recover using Total Commander or log in Putty? If using Putty, what commands are used to recover?
I'm wondering if there is any application being able to handle compressed SWF files. If I try it with mencoder (mplayer), it tells me:[swf @ 0x91a0a30]Compressed SWF format not supported No way in Fedora Core 11?
I need a little help creating a ftp script that will take connection and file details from text files.For example:ftpscript.sh - script that looks for details and does transferftpparams.txt - ftp server connection details in single line csv formatftpfiles.txt - files that need to be transfer, one file per line.I have tried using awk with no success
I have been having a recurring problem backing up my filesystem with tar, using bzip2 compression. Once the file reached a size of 4Gb, an error message appeared saying that the file was too large (I closed the terminal so do not have the exact message. Is there a way to retrieve it?). I was under the impression that bzip2 can support pretty much any size of file. It's rather strange: I have backed up files of about 4.5Gb before without trouble.
At the same time, I have had this problem before, and it's definitely not a memory problem: I am backing up onto a 100G external hard drive.
That reminds me, in fact, (I hadn't thought of this) that one time I tried to move an archived backup of about 4.5Gb to an external (it may have been the same one) and it said that the file was too large. Could it be that there is a maximum size of file I can transfer to the external in one go? Before I forget, I have ubuntu Karmic and my bzip2 version is 1.0.5 (and tar 1.22, though maybe this is superfluous information?)