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    Question about tar

    for the tar command, I still don't understand how that really work.

    This is a homework question so its hould encompass all the unix brand i suppose, but the one I'm using is fedora. So I need like a general command that would allow me to prevent the overwriting during restoration of a tar file.

    this is the question excatly:

    Specify the Tar command line that (i) prevents files from being overwritten during restoration
    I am stumped, In the book it mentions that if you can specfiy the names that you want to restore from the tar, so I'm thinking of doing a find all files in the current working directory and then somehow pipe to a tar command that don't extract those files? But I don't know how to put in a tar command, Anyone know how to do this?

    Also is this correct ?
    tar command to append an existing archive during copying
    $tar -cr $HOME foo
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    Do you know how to run a man command? Your answers are in there. It took me precisely one minute to find the answer to (i) and about 5 seconds for (ii), since (ii) comes before (i) in the man pages.

    If you don't know how to use man, type man man for help.
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