[CentOS] tar question

Todd Cary todd at aristesoftware.com
Sat Sep 3 16:05:48 UTC 2005

Basic tar question:

I have created a ar file with

tar -prvf /tmp/ib_backup.tar /opt/interbase/data/*

The file has been copied to another box and I want to untar the file into


I am not sure about the syntax; how to specify where I want the data to 
be placed.

Here is my start of the command:

tar -xvf /tmp/ib_backup.tar                   #The tar file is in /tmp


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