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Re: How do I use dpkg without superuser privileges?

Debs Spammagnet <debianspammagnet@yahoo.com> writes:

> 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.

Use dpkg-deb directly:

$ cd somewhere
$ dpkg-deb -x package.deb .

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