Using Ultrium 7 WORM tapes

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stevemowbray
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Re: Using Ultrium 7 WORM tapes

Post by stevemowbray » 2018/02/14 09:54:00

tar -xvf will extract files. The man page would definitely be a help :-)

tunk
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Re: Using Ultrium 7 WORM tapes

Post by tunk » 2018/02/14 10:48:49

As suggested, use tar -xvf: x=extract, t=list.
And I seem to remember that it will extract to the current path, i.e. make sure you don't overwrite something important.

badgerfruit
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Re: Using Ultrium 7 WORM tapes

Post by badgerfruit » 2018/02/14 11:31:48

tunk wrote:As suggested, use tar -xvf: x=extract, t=list.
And I seem to remember that it will extract to the current path, i.e. make sure you don't overwrite something important.
#SchoolboyError

Yep, correct ... using tar xf worked and yes, extracted into the current working directory.
Guys, thank you for your help, you won't believe how much hair I have lost with this the past few days and weeks!!

ps, Yes, I discovered this for myself using the man page ;)

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