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extracting from a tar file

Dear experts
I have received a tar file containing several files with full path. Now I need to restore it in another system but when I want to extract files by using
tar -xvf tarfile
it wants to create all files with full paths again in new system in which I don't have enough previleges.
How can I restore these files in my directory without creating their full path??
Thanks and regards
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try this:

tar -xvf tarfile -C new_dir
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Originally Posted by ashterix
try this:

tar -xvf tarfile -C new_dir



I have tried but it doesn't create any file in the new directory even with full path. Is that because I am using Solaris8??
Regards
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See this thread: Untar to different location
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Originally Posted by Perderabo


Thank you very much. It was successful.
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