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Old 01-30-2004, 06:03 PM   #1
syberdave
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Extracting tarball to stdout


Hey... does anyone know how to extract a single file from a tarball to stdout? I do not have enough diskspace to extract a large tarball normally.

I have read the manpage for tar but there isn't anything that would help me there.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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Actually, nevermind... mkisofs can't take data from stdin anyway.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:30 PM   #3
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pipe the output from tar into whatever other program you want
 
  


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