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    Sunday, December 29, 2013

    How to extract files to different directory using tar in Unix/Linux

    Most of us extract the compressed file in the same directory but what if you get into a situation you need to extract it at some other location?

    You just need to add one extra argument

    # tar -xzvf file.tar.gz -C /destination/path
    For eg
    # pwd

    # tar -czvf test.tar.gz test/
    So, now our test directory is compressed. let us extract it inside /tmp staying under /home
    [root@test home]# tar -xzvf test.tar.gz -C /tmp/
    # cd /tmp
    # ls -l
    drwx------. 4 test test 4096 Sep 28 12:46 test

    Easy and simple. Let me know your success and failures

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