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I'm trying to figure out how to untar to a specific destination, similar to how 'installpkg' copies everything to its required destination
Say i tar cvvf /var/www/htdocs htdocs.tar
and i'm in my home folder now...
If i untar the file
tar xvvf htdocs.tar
it will be extracted to my current directory
instead of being moved to its propper destination
Originally posted by keefaz I see, I would think the -P option can keep the leading '/' when taring
(I believed that this option was to be set during extracting but it seems rather
be used during taring)
From the testing i've just done.. Apparently you need to add the -P option on both tarring and untarring