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I have a tarball (x.tar) in home/sermet directory. When I'm in different directory on terminal like, /opt#, I want to untar the x.tar in its current directory (home/sermet). How can I perform it?

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tar xvf /home/sermet/x.tar /home/sermet/

Mind you this will mess up your /home/sermet/ if the tar has not got subdirectories in it.

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Wherever you be

tar -xf /home/sermet/x.tar -C /home/sermet/

That will extract x.tar in your home.

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