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Old 07-25-2007
tar extract to different directory

Hi,

I created a tar file of a directory dir1 from /tmp in the following way

$pwd
/tmp
$tar -cvf dir1.tar dir1 (dir1 will have say file1)

Now i want to extract it in the directory /tmp/dir2 so that the directory dir1 is also created and extracted (/tmp/dir2/dir1/file1). Is there any way without creating the directory first(dir1) the dir1 can be extracted?

Thanks in advance
Ammu
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Old 07-25-2007
Code:
(cd /tmp; tar cf - dir1) | (cd /tmp/dir2; tar xf - )

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