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How do I use dpkg without superuser privileges?

I've been trying to de-deb a .deb file without root
permission. I just want to unwrap the file like a tar
file. I DO NOT WANT TO INSTALL IT. I just want to
UNPACK it like i might a TAR file.

Unfortunately, dpkg --unpack complains about root
access just as --install does. BOO!

I just want the thing unrolled, that's it.

How do I do this? Help page turns up nothing.



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