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I have an tarball having following formats of files compressed, e.g.;
What combination of flags have to be up so that files in Group_A will be directed to a new sub_directory_A and files in Group_B to another new sub_directory_B respectively. Both new sub_directories have to be created in executing tar command.
Sorry I overlooded and forgot to mention in my first posting that there are 3 gourps of files in the tarball, .patch files, packages and read files. I'm trying to mv all .patch files to ~/patches/ and the remaining files to ~/packages/ during extraction.
With '-C' flag all files extracted can be directed to a directory pre-created. However I'm trying to discover whether there are some other flags which can help sorting files during extraction other than using a command line.
You could use 3 seperate tar commands, when you tell tar to extract files you can give it a wildcard to have it only extract certain files. So you could script the directory creation and tar invocation.
Why not just run the 3 tar commands seperately? It's a script, you only have to type it out once and doing it your way is just complicating things for no reason so if you ever have to go back and change it you'll be scratching your head wondering wtf you were trying to o.