Extracting individual Files via tar
parv at pair.com
Thu Nov 6 14:47:51 PST 2003
in message <200311062200.hA6M0uLH074820 at dc.cis.okstate.edu>,
wrote Martin McCormick thusly...
> The command
> tar ztf /usr/local/src/ports.tar.gz
> produces a table of contents just like the man page says it should.
> The man page also says that individual files can be recovered or
> listed but I haven't gotten that to work at all. if I try:
> $ tar zt ports/print/pstotext/ /usr/local/src/ports.tar.gz
> tar (child): /dev/sa0: Cannot open: Permission denied
> tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
You forgot the bit about default file...
--file [hostname:]file Read or write the specified file (default is
/dev/sa0). If a hostname is specified, tar
will use rmt(8) to read or write the
specified file on a remote machine. ``-''
may be used as a file- name, for reading or
writing to/from stdin/stdout.
...try this instead...
tar zxf /usr/local/src/ports.tar.gz ports/print/pstotext/
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