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About the "tar"

Rambo_1
Regular Advisor

About the "tar"

Hi,
There is a tar file :"ABC.tar@hp" , when I used the command #tar xv ABC.tar@hp , it doesnot work . which option should I use to tar this ABC.tar@hp ?

Thanks
6 REPLIES
Muthukumar_5
Honored Contributor

Re: About the "tar"

Hai,

Is it a tar file. Check that with file command.
And you have to use xvf options to extract the files from archive.

No problem will come because of tar@hp extensions. UNIX will not care about extensions.

use man tar to know the usage.

Regards,
Muthukumar.
Easy to suggest when don't know about the problem!
Mobeen_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: About the "tar"

Rambo,
The correct command to extract files from an archive is as shown below

tar -xvf

The tar file name above could be anything.

Let us know if you have any problems doing it or if you have any questions

regards
Mobeen
Muthukumar_5
Honored Contributor

Re: About the "tar"

Hai,

You can also pax command to Extract files from archive. Use the command as,

# pax -dvi ABC.tar@hp

It will do the same operation of tar -xvf.

Regards,
Muthukumar.
Easy to suggest when don't know about the problem!
Muthukumar_5
Honored Contributor

Re: About the "tar"

Hai,

It's
# pax -dvf ABC.tar@hp

Regards,
Muthukumar.
Easy to suggest when don't know about the problem!
Ravi_8
Honored Contributor

Re: About the "tar"

Hi

# file

shows what type of file it is
#tar xvf
extract the file
never give up
Sanjay Kumar Suri
Honored Contributor

Re: About the "tar"

tar does work as the following trial proves

$tar -cvf back.tar ABC.tar@hp file2
a ABC.tar@hp 1 blocks
a file2 1 blocks

$tar -xvf back.tar ABC.tar@hp
x ABC.tar@hp, 12 bytes, 1 tape blocks

However following does not work (on account of missing -f)

$ tar -xv back.tar ABC.tar@hp

sks
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