I am using this command on a 5GB archive
tar -zxvf archive.tar.gz /folder/in/archive
is this the correct way to do this? It seems to be taking forever with no command line output...
If you need to extract a particular folder, have a look at what's in the tar file:
And note the exact filename. In the case of my
So no, the way you posted isn't (necessarily) the correct way to do it. You have to leave out the leading slash. If you want to simulate absolute paths, do
There are very obvious, good reasons why
Note: if you use the