Q. I’ve couple of large tarballs such as www.tar and images.tar. Is it possible to extract a single file or a list of files from a large tarball such as images.tar instead of extracting the entire tarball? How do I extract specific files under Linux / UNIX operating systems?
Q. I would like to install latest and greatest Mozilla thunderbird mail client under Linux.
How do I download and install the same to read emails?
A. Mozillaâ€™s Thunderbird 2 email application is more powerful than ever. Thunderbird 2 features many new enhancements to help you better manage your unruly inbox, and stay informed. Thunderbird 2 scales to the most sophisticated organizational needs while making it easy to find what you need. It is the best mail/news client with RSS and integrated spam filter support.
Q. How do I open .daa file under Linux or UNIX or Windows?
A. You need to use PowerISO for Linux (windows xp/vista/2000 user see below)– This is a free utility for linux which can extract, list, and convert image files (including ISO, BIN, DAA, and other formats). Type “poweriso -? ” for detailed usage information. It is a disk image format that supports advanced features, such as compression, password protection, and splitting to multiple volumes.
Update: Checkout AcetoneISO – a GUI utility for Linux and the disk image emulator that mounts images of DVD and CD media. It can open your .daa file.
Open .daa file – Linux only program
Download poweriso here. Or use wget program: $ wget http://poweriso.com/poweriso-1.2.tar.gz $ tar -zxvf poweriso-1.2.tar.gz $ ls Output:
Task: list all files and directories in root direcory of /mnt/iso/obsd39/cd39.iso
$ ./poweriso list /mnt/iso/obsd39/cd39.iso / $ ./poweriso list /mnt/iso/obsd39/cd39.iso / -r
Convert files/directories from .daa image file
Convert image file to other format. For example convert image.daa to standard iso file, enter: $./poweriso convert image.daa -o image.iso -ot iso
Extract files/directories from image file
Extract all files and directories in root directory of /mnt/iso/obsd39/cd39.iso to /tmp recursively: $ ./poweriso extract image.iso / -od /tmp
Task: Display help
Type poweriso -? for help: $ ./poweriso -?
Open daa file – MS Windows only program
You need to use special shareware program called PowerISO to open .daa extension files. This program only works under MS-Windows. See PowerISO web site for more information.
Download a free copy of PowerISO (trial version i.e. try it before you purchase software) for MS-Windows.