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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:
> --fsys-tarfile
> 	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 
> someHypotheticalFile?

I use:

  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                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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