What I want to do
I just want to extract a backup version of a file for analysis,
/etc/net.cfg, which is in a tar.
What happens when I try
It fails, like so...
# tar -tf mytar.tar | grep net.cfg /etc/net.cfg # tar -xf mytar.tar /etc/net.cfg tar: Removing leading `/' from absolute path names in the archive # tar -xf mytar.tar etc/net.cfg tar: etc/net.cfg: Not found in archive tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
Troubleshooting I've tried
I made a separate test.tar which contains only a "test1.txt" and "test2.txt", and if I do
tar xf test.tar test1.txt it correctly extracts just the 1 file I want. So extracting the single file is working in this other case.
Am I doing something wrong? How do I extract from an absolute path like /etc/net.cfg out of the given tar file into the working directory?
Operating system: QNX