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Old 07-25-2004, 10:10 PM   #1
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tar -C option ?

I was just reading through the gentoo install guide. For one line they say use a -C option with tar.
tar -xvjf /mnt/cdrom/snapshots/portage-20040413.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr

I do not understand what this is doing. The man pages say changes it to a directory(I think)

That does not make sence to me
Old 07-25-2004, 10:28 PM   #2
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I think it is implying that after you untar it, it will move it to the directory latter specified for you.

Old 07-25-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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As I understand it, it means it changes to that directory as in a temporary cd /mnt/gentoo/usr and that is where is untars the file to.
Old 07-25-2004, 10:36 PM   #4
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thanks guys, I should have realized that.


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