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

Phillip Steege psteege at tpg.com.au
Sat Apr 22 18:59:07 WST 2000


I guess I missed the reference, on my RedHat 6.2 man page, but I will
certainly go back and look again and check out the info pages.
Thanks for steering me in the info page direction.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: again at amnet.net.au [mailto:again at amnet.net.au]On Behalf Of
> Christian
> Sent: Saturday, 22 April 2000 15:05
> To: plug at plug.linux.org.au
> Subject: Re: [plug] How to use tar/gtar to extract individual files
> 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.
> Regards,
> Christian.

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