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The easiest way to do this is with a front-end, something like File Roller. If this isn't an option you could do something like 'tar -xfvj foo.tar.bz2 fileinarchive.c anotherfile.c" if you want to extract fileinarchive.c and anotherfile.c from foo.tar.bz2. You can also use wild-cards like 'tar -xfvj foo.tar.bz2 *.c'
Oh yeah sorry, guess I typed it out of order. And yes it does just extract it to the working directory. I guess if you want it to extract to another directory just go to that directory and run tar from there. So you could do 'tar -xvjf /path/to/tar/foo.tar.bz2 /directory/in/tar' in the directory you want to extract to.
Just a quick clarification:
Bloat, at very basic, depends on Perl, cat, and file. Of course, if you want it to be useful, you'll need some extractors - see http://bloat.sourceforge.net/requirements.php for details. "bloat --check" will tell you what you don't have.
It's been quite a few months since the release of Bloat 1.4; 1.5 should be out soon, I'm basically waiting on a couple of translations. There's been a few bug fixes, etc, since 1.4. If you're happy with using CVS, it tends to be fairly stable. I don't intentionally commit broken code. But if you feel a bit iffy using the CVS version, just install 1.4 and wait a bit for 1.5 to come out.
I'm wondering where the bc dependency is coming from - I'm pretty sure my RPMs don't have it in their deps (it depends on /usr/bin/perl, /usr/bin/env, and that's it for the RPM), and bc isn't used by bloat itself anywhere.
(Going offtopic a bit, so might want to take it into PMs or e-mail if it's more than one reply.)
Hi everybody again...
I was running now the command, but it didn't stop for nearly an hour now...
when I top, I see the bzip2 and tar processes working, but what are they doing? I just tried to extract some kilobytes of data...
My backup-file is about 6 gigs...anybody knows, what tar is doing and why it isn't stopping?
Does it need so long to search through the archive? How can I display the progress?
The same happens, if I run bloat.... It seems to do something, but I don't see any progress...
Please help, it's really an important backup I have to recover...