If I have a tar file,
bob.tar, which contains
link_to_real_file, in which the latter is a symlink, is there a way to extract the contents of
bob.tar so that
link_to_real_file will not be a symlink, but be a copy of
I know this is indeed possible on the creation side, if I use the
tar -cvhf bob.tar real_file link_to_real_file will dereference
link_to_real_file, but I want to do this on the extraction side regardless of how the tar file was created.