I have an incredibly large tarball. I'd extract several files out of many thousands within the archive. I'm on CentOS 6.10 running GPFS 4.2.3. I've seen from this answer that pigz is useful in extracting the entire tar.ball. Extracting the entire tar ball is not useful because it will take up terabytes with of space.
I've tried something like :
$ pigz -dc ../test.tar.gz | tar xf test/analysis/something/dist.txt tar: test/analysis/something/dist.txt: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
I'm not exactly sure how to pass
test/analysis/something/dist.txt as an argument to
tar in the context of piping the output of
pigz. My intuition says to use
xargs, but that fails also.
$ pigz -dc ../test.tar.gz | xargs -I var | tar xf var test/analysis/something/dist.txt tar: var: Cannot openxargs: Warning: a NUL character occurred in the input. It cannot be passed through in the argument list. Did you mean to use the --null option? : No such file or directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now xargs: /bin/echo: terminated by signal 13
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