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Restoring tar backup with absolute pathname to different directoy by vivek1712
Posted: 14 May 03

A tar backup created using absolute path names can only be restored to the directory from which it was created. One way to restore it to a different directory is by using the pax command.
For example, suppose you receive a tar tape created using absolute path names:
tar -cvf /dev/rmt0 /work/*
but want to restore it to the /test directory. The pax command would be:
pax -rf /dev/rmt0 -s/work/test/p
The -s/work/test/p does the directory change.

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