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Old 12-09-2008, 01:39 AM   #1
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Lightbulb extracting .tar.gz files in current directory...


Please let me know how to extracting .tar.gz files in current directory...without creating new directory, that it will create..automatically..

thanks!!
 
Old 12-09-2008, 01:53 AM   #2
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The package is a tarred directory, it will be unpacked as is.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 03:45 AM   #3
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GNU tar has a lot of options. One of this is --strip-components which strips a given number of leading components from file names before extraction. For example
Code:
tar --strip-components=1 -zxf file.tar.gz
will strip out the first directory from the path of the archived files.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 04:31 AM   #4
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You could force it to extract to the current directory (in spite of this being the default behaviour):
Code:
tar xvfz file.tar.gz -C ./
edit: I misread the requirements; this method won't extract the contents of a directory, only the directory itself, if that is what's been tarred. To extract the contents, so long as you know the structure of the archive, you can specify files to extract manually:
Code:
tar xvfz file.tar.gz directory/contents/you/want/to/extract/
This will extract the contents of directory/contents/you/want/to/extract/.

Last edited by pwc101; 12-09-2008 at 04:37 AM.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 06:03 AM   #5
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Please let me know how to extracting .tar.gz files in current directory...without creating new directory, that it will create..automatically..

thanks!!
tar extracts files into current directory by default. When it creates directory, it happens because directory is stored in archive.
 
  


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