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Old 01-07-2014, 10:42 PM   #1
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Compression program, with archiving, password, and gui

I have Slackware 13.37, using xfce (but can load KDE)

I've used Arc, however it doesn't appear to have a password or archiving feature (if I'm using the correct word to mean only update new or changed files)?

Previously (back on windows) I used Nero cd burner, and it showed me exactly which files were added & updated(overwritten) before it did anything - I would love some thing like this?

I'd be happy to use a command line(though I'd still like to know which files are being updated - perhaps there is a file compare program(s) that I can use pre-zipping)?
Old 01-08-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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If you use KDE 4 and Dolphin you can simply select and right click to compress
with Ark. You would have to encrypt with pgp

However just as easy is the terminal. Suppose you have a group of images in
a folder, you call the archive then the command is:

zip -e *.jpg

I posted a screenshot on img.mur
Hopefully you can see that each file is password protected
Old 01-09-2014, 12:33 AM   #3
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When I said Archiving feature - I think I meant to say Incremental archiving(Backup).
Old 01-12-2014, 04:28 AM   #4
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Searched with this critera:
linux incremental backup archiver

Found this:

which supplies most of my needs, now I will need to find where tar hides on my system - goodness knows where files are installed, how the path works and what is even in the path. Hopefully one day I will be able to find that email that slack says I have waiting for me(it sure doesn't explain how to read it).
Old 01-29-2014, 12:53 AM   #5
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Okay, here's what I've done so far:

tar cvpzfP /root/Desktop/ /media/KINGSTON/net/Math

unfortunately it saved the entire path media/KINGSTON/net, if I opened terminal in media/KINGSTON/net then used:
"tar cvpzfP /root/Desktop/ /Math"
do you think it would just compress /Math?

tar -xf

(terminal was opened on desktop for compressing & decompressing)

Then I tried to change a file and update:
tar -ufv /root/Desktop/ /media/KINGSTON/net/Math

That did not work, it said something along the lines of "Cannot update compressed archive"
Which is a completely stupid thing to say, as that is the purpose of making a backup! I may as well simply copy every file over to a back up storage media without compressing!


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