Re: Howto use dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile + tar to extract one file?
On Fri, Sep 21, 2001 at 02:04:35AM +0300, Shaul Karl wrote:
> Quoting dpkg-deb man page:
> Extracts the filesystem tree data from a binary
> package and sends it to standard output in tar for-
> mat. Together with tar this can be used to extract
> a particular file from a package archive.
> Can you advice the correct command line in order to have it extract
dpkg --fsys-tarfile foo.deb | tar xOf - filename | less
The filename is usually of the form ./foo/bar/baz, but in packages
dating from a year or two ago (some packages in potato, at least) it
used to be of the form foo/bar/baz (no leading slash).
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]