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Old 08-14-2003, 02:35 PM   #1
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Choosing where to extract tar.gz


How can i direct where my files gets extracted from tar.gz files?

I know that

'tar -xzvf [filename]' extracts the tar.gz files in the current directory where the tar.gz files are located.

But say i wanted the file to be extracted into 'usr/local' dirctory. How can i modify that command to make this possible?

So this is the simple diagram:

('tar.gz' file is in 'Desktop' directory) > (Command line) > (All the files in that 'tar.gz' gets extracted into 'usr/local' directory)

Any idea on how i can do this?

Thank You.

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Old 08-14-2003, 02:40 PM   #2
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i would change to the directory /usr/local/ and simply extract the files there
 
Old 08-14-2003, 02:46 PM   #3
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i would change to the directory /usr/local/ and simply extract the files there
Problem is that i can't move anything in there unless i'm a root. In order to do this i need to use command to extract tar.gz file in there.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:00 PM   #4
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but if you wanna put the extracted files there you need to get root anyway, so it wouldn't be a problem
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:04 PM   #5
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but if you wanna put the extracted files there you need to get root anyway, so it wouldn't be a problem
Do u mean actually logging in as root?

I was thinking along the lines of:

'su' and become a root in the command line. Then i can just type whatever command to extract 'tar.gz' into that 'usr/local' directory.

I need the command that adds to 'tar -xzvf [filename]' so i can do this process.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:07 PM   #6
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hhm, i didn't get your questions, but i would simply typ "su", root password, go to /usr/local/ and tar -xvzf [filename], so the files are in /usr/local/..?
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:21 PM   #7
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hhm, i didn't get your questions, but i would simply typ "su", root password, go to /usr/local/ and tar -xvzf [filename], so the files are in /usr/local/..?
The Actual 'tar.gz' is on my Desktop, not in the usr/local.

I can't copy 'tar.gz' files into usr/local in the first place cause i'm not a root in GUI.

Thanks for your replys BTW .
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:28 PM   #8
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ah, well, so you know the adress path of the desktop? i never save files on desktop so i don't really now it, but lets say the path of the desktop is //desktop:// or something, than change to /usr/local, and than tar -xvzf //desktop://xxx.tar.gz, you needn't to be in the directory where the tar.gz file is to untar it
no problem..
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:33 PM   #9
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ah, well, so you know the adress path of the desktop? i never save files on desktop so i don't really now it, but lets say the path of the desktop is //desktop:// or something, than change to /usr/local, and than tar -xvzf //desktop://xxx.tar.gz, you needn't to be in the directory where the tar.gz file is to untar it
no problem..
I think this is it! Thx alot! I'm going to go try it .

Your a lifesaver.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:37 PM   #10
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well, hopefully i helped you
good luck
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:38 PM   #11
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tar -xvzf //Desktop://MozillaFirebird-0.6.1-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz

hmmm? does that look right? I typed that in root mode was used it while i was in /usr/local

I get this error:

'
tar (child): Cannot execute remote shell: No such file or directory
tar (child): //Desktop\://MozillaFirebird-0.6.1-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz: Cannot open: Input/output error
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
'

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Old 08-14-2003, 03:45 PM   #12
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are you using gnome or kde
in case of gnome it would be ~/.gnome-desktop/xx.tar.gz, so all files on desktop would be in .gnome-desktop in your home directory,
if you are using kde maybe .kde-desktop, look with 'ls -a' in your home directory for it
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:46 PM   #13
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In your HOME directory, there should be a directory called Desktop. Your file is in that directory.

To extract a TAR GZip (.tar.gz) file to another location, type:
Code:
tar -zxvf <myFile.tar.gz> -C /usr/local
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:52 PM   #14
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I got it! Desktop was like u said Mat,

It was beneath other director such as home.

This code did it:

tar -xvzf //home//linux//Desktop//MozillaFire.tar.gz

Just to correct your previous post, there is no ':' after desktop or any other directory name

Thanks ichbinesderelch for all your help!


MathieuI i'm going go give that a try too just for learning. Altho i wish i knew what that '-C' means. Thanks for your help too!
 
Old 08-14-2003, 03:57 PM   #15
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The -C option tells tar to put the contents in another location.
In this case /usr/local
 
  


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