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1. How do I unpack a tarball to a specific directory?

I know I can uncompress a tar file in the current working directory with tar –xvf mytarfile.tar. Can I upack it to another directory instead?




#1 Leonardo commented on :

You can use the -C modifier:

tar -C destination_path -xvf yourtarfile.tar

#2 sofeng commented on :

Thanks a lot!