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Re: [vox-tech] Really easy question


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Really easy question
  • From: William Kendrick <nbMAPSs@sonic.net>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 14:25:13 -0800
  • References: 02e501c0953c$f9189c90$6501a8c0@private.network

> 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.

Simple!  Just cd into the directory you want to untar into
(ie, "cd /usr/local/src"), and then specify the tar file's relative
or absolute path when you run tar (ie, "tar -xzf /mnt/cd/some.tar.gz")

Enjoy!

-bill!


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