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Old 01-04-2012, 01:13 AM   #1
gardenair
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extracting tar.gz command


hi,
I have downaded a tar.gz file in my Fedora box.To extract the command i use

Code:
# tar xvfz /home/smith/foo.tar.gz
It successfully execute it show me like extracting the files when it stop I open the home folder but there was only the compress file which i have already downloaded
example:- foo.tar.gz

By default it save in /root folder. I want that after extracting it save in /home/smith folder.I try the command it it not works.

# tar xvfz /home/smith/foo.tar.gz /home/smith/

Kindly guide me that how can i save it in /home/smith folder.

thanks
gardenair

Last edited by gardenair; 01-04-2012 at 01:33 AM.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 01:32 AM   #2
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Hi,

The archive is extracted in the directory you were when you ran the tar command. I guess it wasn't /home/user since you used a full path.
You can use the -C option to extract the archive where you want:
Code:
tar zxvf /home/foo.tar.gz -C /some/other/directory
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:33 AM   #3
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That command will output the contents to the current working directory.

So, for example, if you're in directory /first/directory, and then execute the command above, the output will be in /first/directory, not in /home/.

You can use tar's -C option to output the contents to some specific place.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 01:36 AM   #4
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Thanks "bathory". to solve my issue.
 
  


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