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Old 07-01-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
tomlind
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Question kdar_2.1.0-0ubuntu1.diff.gz unpacking ignorance :)


Hi, I am fairly new dabbler in ubuntu and I did a backup on a hard drive before giving the computer away.

I never thought to look in what format my backup was saved and now this is what I've got, kdar_2.1.0-0ubuntu1.diff.gz

How does a Poor old Swedish emigrant to Australia sort this one?
Tom
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:45 AM   #2
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Hi, I am fairly new dabbler in ubuntu and I did a backup on a hard drive before giving the computer away.

I never thought to look in what format my backup was saved and now this is what I've got, kdar_2.1.0-0ubuntu1.diff.gz

How does a Poor old Swedish emigrant to Australia sort this one?
Tom
No jokes about turnips please
How about Vegemite jokes, then??

Chances are you can decompress the file with "gzip -d kdar_2.1.0-0ubuntu1.diff.gz". What's IN that file, though, is a different story. KDAR is essentially a front-end, to the DAR utility. Both are heavily documented here, along with a page with a brief tutorial:

http://kdar.sourceforge.net/
http://dar.linux.free.fr/doc/index.html
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/disk-archi...d.html#more-73

I'd suggest firing up KDAR, and opening the archive for restore, and see how far that takes you.
 
  


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