It is not duplicate, other questions on stackexchange are about getting rid of this message as archive is created.
Is it possible, given archive that was created with
-P option (with leading `/')?
I have an archive created with "
-P option) - with leading /.
I want to unpack it, with / stripped (tar is doing it by default).
It is almost ideal, but I want to silence:
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names.
without removing other messages (so brute force in the form of
2>/dev/null is not a solution).
I found multiple solution how to silence this message during creating archive but none for unpacking.
I know about
grep -v but it will (a) hide error code from tar (b) add its own error code if message about / is not stripped.
This situation may be replicated with
cd /home/user/tmp touch a.txt mateusz@Grisznak:~/Desktop/tmp$ tar --create -P /home/user/tmp > a.tar mateusz@Grisznak:~/Desktop/tmp$ tar --extract --file=a.tar
To avoid XY problem: I am unpacking archives created by
backup gem (http://backup.github.io/backup/v4/).