10-09-2012 08:27 AM
I have a TAR archive that contains several text files. I would like to write a script to display (stdout) the content of a file without extracting it in the current directory.
Actually I would like to do the same as:
tar tf myArchive.tar folder/someFile.txt cat folder/someFile.txt rm -R folder
but without the rm...
I tried this way but it didn't work:
tar -xOf myArchive.tar folder/someFile.txt
10-09-2012 09:34 AM
I am not aware of a way to make the HP-UX native 'tar' do this. I do not think it is possible.
If you really need to do this, you can get 'gtar' from the link supplied by Dennis above.
10-09-2012 09:46 AM
>I do not have gtar, so what should I do to have the same behaviour?
You get the same software, gtar.
Or write a script to extract to a temp file using pax, cat, then remove.