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Re: [vox-tech] Really easy question


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Really easy question
  • From: Micah Cowan <micMAPSah@cowanbox.com>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 13:39:28 -0800
  • References: 02e501c0953c$f9189c90$6501a8c0@private.network

On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 03:44:23PM -0600, Jay Strauss wrote:
> How do I untar to a specified directory?
> 
> That is I have /mnt/cd/something.tar.gz (i.e. on my CD)
> and I want to untar it to /usr/local/src/...
> 
> Instead of copying the file to /usr/local/src and untarring it there.
> 
> Thanks
> Jay
> 
> Jay Strauss
> jjstrauss@yahoo.com
> 
> 

tar xzf /mnt/cd/something.tar.gz -C /usr/local/src

should do it.

Micah


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