I have this huge tar archive, zipped with bzip2. So its a *.tar.bz2 file. I'm trying to extract a single directory, test
from the archive arch
. The thing is like 4.6GB, and the test directory is probably 5MB. I can't tell if tar is "thinking" or "waiting for input".
I ran this:
$ ls -l
-rw------- 1 root root 4.6GB arch.tar.bz2
drw------- 1 root root 4.0K test
$ cd tmp
$ tar xjvf ../arch.tar.bz2 test/*
Is this right? The archived directory 'test' has many subdirectories and files inside it.