i have a huge gpg encrypted tar-gzip file ~100 GB. But only need a single folder from it. I can list/search the content by doing eg.
gpg -d file.tar.gz.gpg|tar -tz |grep "filename"|more
This is super fast and i can quickly find the folder i need.
But if i try to decrypt this single folder it takes for ever (the file is on a network store :-/). I tried:
gpg -d file.tar.gz.gpg |tar -xz /path/to/filename
Could it be that tar must stream through the complete folder? Or is it not working with gzip / gpg compressed files?
Update: thx to Xen2050, i copied the wrong command line arugement here. Fixed it in this post.