ungzipping/untarring to another directory? Surely!
I was trying to ungzip and untar a file to another directory. I can extract to the directory I'm in but I can't to another directory: ie
tar xvfz xmmdmp.tar.gz /$HOME/destination/
tar is assuming the 2nd argument is also a file to be uncompressed but I want it be the extraction destination. The man pages don't mention this. I know I can mv it afterwards but just wondering though if I ever need to do this in an emergency situation.