tar command dont tar to original directory


 
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tar command dont tar to original directory

HI,

if I have a tarfile called pmapdata.tar that contains

Code:
tar -tvf pmapdata.tar

-rw-r--r--   0/0       21 Oct 15 11:00 2009 /var/tmp/pmapdata/pmap4628.txt
-rw-r--r--   0/0       21 Oct 14 20:00 2009 /var/tmp/pmapdata/pmap23752.txt
-rw-r--r--   0/0     1625 Oct 13 20:00 2009 /var/tmp/pmapdata/pmap13710.txt
-rw-r--r--   0/0       21 Oct 13 01:00 2009 /var/tmp/pmapdata/pmap12247.txt
-rw-r--r--   0/0    19754 Oct 16 09:00 2009 /var/tmp/pmapdata/pmap3293.txt


when I extract it is there anyway i can choose the directory so that the files are not placed in /var/tmp/pmapdata?

Last edited by Franklin52; 10-16-2009 at 07:51 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags!
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Old 10-16-2009
GNU tar will ingnore leading slashes (by default even). pax can do it too. Perhaps you have pax installed on your system?
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