Thinking Out Loud

May 25, 2012

Extract tar files to current directory

Filed under: solaris — mdinh @ 3:34 am

I have a requirement to extract tar files residing in another directory to current directory, instead of copying tar files from the source to current directory, extracting tar files, and deleting tar files.

Here’s a shell script to do this. Did not think about including change directory in the shell script until now.

#!/bin/sh -x
 pax -rv -f /home/mdinh/fbo_ggs_Solaris_sparc_ora11g_64bit.tar -s ',^/,,'
 pax -rv -f /home/mdinh/ggs_FileWriter_Solaris_sparc_v11_1_1_0_0_007.tar -s ',^/,,'
 exit

The tar files reside on NFS which is mounted on every server I want to extract to.

Why do it this way? I am a lazy DBA.

Note: tested on Solaris 10

Reference:

>>directing solaris tar to extract to current directory

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