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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4478- June 15, 2013 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4478- June 15, 2013

EXTRACT RELATIVE FROM ABSOLUTE


Ever had a tar archive which
was tarred up with an absolute
path, but you need to untar
it to a relative location?

There is an easy way to do
this using the "pax" command.
Note: Not available on all
flavors.

Firstly, copy the archive to
the relative location in
which you wish to untar it.

Then, execute the following
command:

pax -r -s ',^/,,' -f file.tar

The contents of file.tar will now
be in the $CWD.


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