I think this may be a simple question but cannot find the answer.
I am trying to extract some files from a tar file. These files are in a directory within the tar file. I tried the following however this didnt work
tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz folder/*
I thought this would simply extract all the files in the directory but not the directory itself. The only way I think I could do it currently would be something like this.
tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz folder mv folder/* ../ rm folder
Hopefully there is a more efficient method to complete this task. Thank you