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I have a large .tgz file which is of very large size(19GB). I started the untar operation in vmware last night but in the morning, I saw a blue screen of death. I dont want to waste time on untarring the files that are already done(5GB). How do I untar the files that are not yet untarred into the same folder without wasting time on 5GB.

Thanks.

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From the man page for tar:

-k, --keep-old-files

keep existing files; don't overwrite them from archive

I also recommend (if applicable):

--keep-newer-files

do not overwrite files which are newer than the archive

Therefore, you probably want something like this:

tar -zx -v -k --keep-newer-files -f yourbigtar.tgz
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