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Re: explicit extraction of files behind (sym)links

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: explicit extraction of files behind (sym)links
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 08:16:39 -0700
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On 7/22/22 01:13, Aiyion.Prime wrote:
Is there a flag to tell tar "I dont care if you have to seacrh the archive twice, but extract the original file instead of creating an (invalid) hardlink"?

Unfortunately not. It'd be a nontrivial job to add such a flag that would work in the presence of arbitrary symlinks, though you're welcome to try.

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