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I am aware of that I can extract single/multiple files from a tar archive, but is there a command that I can easily pass to immediately create a "sub-tarball" from an existing tar archive? This is because some tarballs are too large do this

Extract one by one -> Tar with --delete-files option

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First, extract the file from the archive. Then to delete the file, tar has a --delete option which will delete a file from the archive:

tar xf tar-file file-to-extract
tar f tar-file --delete file-to-extract

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