Extract Individual Files with Tar

Tar is the common tool of choice for creating or extracting file and folder archives on Unix and Linux systems. The most common use cases involve archiving or extracting entire directory trees. If you would like to extract individual file(s) from a “tarball” there is a simple example over on the nixCraft site.

I’ve been using Unix/Linux for a long time, but still find myself looking up simple tasks like this. A big thanks to nixCraft for a very useful tutorial :-).


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