Is there a way to
tar extract without clobbering?
I am installing 12.04 and want to restore my data from 10.10. Anything 12.04 specific I would like to keep, that is I do not want the
tar'd 10.10 version to be extracted. If I do a general restore such files as .bashrc will be clobbered. Is there a way to avoid this?
Edit: I would note that a booted 12.04 ISO disk image allows an upgrade from 10.10 (or whatever) and it offers to keep old data. I tried this but it complained some applications might be left broken after the upgrade. I decided to just reboot and do a clean install.