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# 1  
Old 09-07-2005
Untar to different location

I have a tar file where the files have been tar'd along with the location of the file i.e

/opt/abc/file.txt
/opt/abc/file2.txt

I am trying to untar this file on a different server where /opt/abc does not exist.

How do I untar these files without the tar trying to create the structure /opt/abc??

I really need to do this without the /opt/abc location being created on my server.
# 2  
Old 09-07-2005
You could use pax:
pax -r -s '=^/opt/abc=/tmp=' < tarfile
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Old 09-08-2005
Or maybe chroot
# 4  
Old 09-09-2005
You could install GNU tar from www.sunfreeware.com as that strips leading slashes form pathnames by default.

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