How do I remove a directory from a tar ball under Unix / Linux operating systems?
I‘d like to make / file system backup but the problem is there are other file systems mounted under / such as:
I’d like to skip all other file systems mounted at / and only make backup of local / and not /boot, /var, /iscsi, and /mnt/cdrom etc. How do I force tar to use a single file system under Linux / UNIX / BSD operating systems?
How do I compress and backup files using tar command to another directory on same computer or another Linux computer under Ubuntu Linux?
Q. I’ve couple of large tarballs such as www.tar and images.tar. Is it possible to extract a single file or a list of files from a large tarball such as images.tar instead of extracting the entire tarball? How do I extract specific files under Linux / UNIX operating systems?
Q. When I run tar command it fails with an error that read as follows:
tar: /dev/st0: Cannot write: Invalid argument
How do I fix this error under CentOS / Debian / Fedora / RHEL Linux HP server systems?
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have installed OpenBSD operating system but ports collection is missing at /usr/ports directory. How do I install ports from ftp / http site under OpenBSD?
How do I extract a single file or directory form a tarball under UNIX / Linux shell prompt? How do I restore a single file from /dev/st0 tape device?