Does tar -x by default just extract to the current directory or does it try to reproduce the original directory structure including overwriting the original source? I know I can specify a folder to ...
tar cvf /var/lib/backup/sample.tar /home/user/.project However, when I extract, I get its parents as well /backup/ - /home/ - /user/ - .project/ This tar commands does it job ...
How do I untar a directory that I don't know the path to? I only know the directory name. I know how to untar a single file with a wildcard: tar -xf somefile.tar.gz --wildcards --no-anchored ...
I need to create a tarball of a given directory. However, I need to make sure hidden files are included too (such as those beginning with .). Will the following command automatically take the hidden ...
So I need to compress a directory with max compression. How can I do it with xz? I mean I will need tar too because I can't compress a directory with only xz. Is there a oneliner to produce e.g. ...
Is it possible to create a target directory, similar in nature to the mkdir -p switch, where I can define a non-existent target directory within my tar command, and tar will create the directory for ...