On 01/31/2013 12:37 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote: > On 01/31/2013 11:05 AM, Connie Sieh wrote: >> On Thu, 31 Jan 2013, Robert Moskowitz wrote: >> >>> On 01/31/2013 11:36 AM, John Doe wrote: >>>> From: Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> >>>> >>>>> I want to get the original version of /etc/clamd.d/amavis.conf from the >>>>> amavisd-new rpm to get the defaults to submit a bug report. I could not >>>>> figure out how to do this, so I did a reinstall, but it did not replace >>>>> this file (whatprovides says it comes from this rpm). >>>>> Is there a way to extract just the one file, and better yet, place it >>>>> elsewhere than its regular destination? >>>> You could also just have renamed your conf file temporarily, >>>> reinstalled, moved the default conf file and renamed back >>>> your conf file... >>> OK. I am set for what I needed. I went to the repo via http and >>> downloaded the rpm. I then used archive manager via nautilus to get to >>> the file(s) I needed. Now to write up the bug report. Minor item, but >>> it bugs me.... ;) >>> >> The command line way of getting 1 file out of a rpm is to rpm2cpio. >> >> rpm2cpio <rpmfilename> > <filename.cpio> >> >> Now you have a cpio archive which you can use to get files out of. > Or: > > rpm2cpio <rpmfilename> | cpio -idv > > That will extract all the files to the current directory (create a > temporarily directory and cd into it before you start). thanks eveyone for all these tips. I REALLY need to put together a couple of remember how to do it notes.