[plug] How to use tar/gtar to extract individual files

Christian christian at amnet.net.au
Sat Apr 22 15:04:49 WST 2000

On Fri, Apr 21, 2000 at 11:31:44AM +0800, Phillip Steege wrote:
> First, I read the man page for tar.
> How do I extract an individual file from the tar archive.  I don't want to
> extract the entire backup.

The manual page isn't very complete -- if you'd read it closely then
you'd have seen where it tells you this.  It refers you to the info
pages which answer this question.



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