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I think this should do it: tar -xzf file.tar.gz -C ~/locationX folder1 -C ~/locationY folder2 The -C option means to change to the specified directory before doing the extraction. Specifying filename arguments after the tarfile name restricts the extraction to just those files or directories. And you can repeat this -Changing directories as you do. Note ...


I don't do the whole mac thing anymore, so I don't have anything to test with, but in the quest to get this working on FreeBSD, I managed to figure out how to get this working from ports. I recall OSX has stuff like brew and macports - Try installing the GNU coreutils from this if you really want dircolors to work. I also had to set an alias for dircolors to ...

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