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Old 05-09-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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move files in tar.gz back into original folders

if I have made a backup in a tar.gz file backup.tar.gz and inside this archive I have system files and folders such as bin etc and sub folders etc/folder

is there a command I can use to have all these folders go back inplace where they were originaly were so in the backup.tar.gz the files in etc would go back into the /etc folder or the folder that corresponds.

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Old 05-09-2005, 12:11 PM   #2
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Now when I make a tarball I like to keep all the path's from which the file is
in. For this use the -P switch (absolute path)

 tar -zPvcf filename.tar.gz /path/to/file
When I extract it I will see a new directory called /path
and under that I will see the "to" directory, and the "file" is under "to"

Last edited by freakyg; 05-09-2005 at 12:13 PM.


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