Tar and a gz Archive [OT]

Ralph DiMola rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
Wed Apr 1 20:58:57 EDT 2020

I'm sorry... I forgot to mention it's Linux command line via ssh shell.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 8:39 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Cc: Bob Sneidar
Subject: Re: Tar and a gz Archive [OT]

Looks like Tar is a Windows 10 only command line utility. I’m sure you know but tar /? should get you the options available. Whether or not you can grok what they actually mean is another thing.

There are some powershelgl scripts out there but not with the specificity you need.

Bob S

On Apr 1, 2020, at 5:13 PM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com<mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>> wrote:

I'm under the gun and as with any new program the number of options and their interactions are difficult to comprehend. I've tried a few combinations with limited success. Any help would be appreciated.

I need to extract from a .tar.gz archive at the command line using "tar" as follows:
1) Extract the files from a specific folder in the archive into another folder with no recursion keeping the security levels and have the files owned by the destination folder.
2) Same as 1 but to recurs n times.


Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net<mailto:rdimola at evergreeninfo.net>

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