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Old 06-20-2006, 06:37 AM   #1
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(un)tar a certain directory from an archive


Hey guys,
I have a huge backup archive which contains 4 different folders. Now I only need one of the folders.
The tar file is to big to be extracted as a whole. It would take too long so how can I only extract a certain directory from a tar file?

I tried

tar xf file.tar --exlude 'directory/*' --exclude directory *

but that did not work!

THX

Suinatsa
 
Old 06-20-2006, 06:54 AM   #2
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tar xf file.tar path/of/dir/in/archive
more generally
Code:
tar xf file.tar [fileOrDirToExtract]
 
Old 06-20-2006, 07:09 AM   #3
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Thanks that's what I needed!
 
  


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