Posted on 1997-12-15
When I tar I use the command "tar cvf backup.tar /home/name/dir/ " When I untar I always get the /home/name/dir file structure. How do I tar a directory and untar into a new file structure without inheriting the previous strucutre.
For example, say I wanted to tar a directory with many files in my home directory, "/home/name/dir" and want to unpack it on another Unix box in "export/home/newdir" How can I unpack the dir files in newdir directory without inheriting the previous file structure beyond newdir.
Plese be specific as possible. Thanks in advance.