I have a 100Gb disk which is filled up by .tar.bz2 files that weigh 60Gb. I want to extract the contents of the file but there is no space for the .tar.bz2 file and its content at the same time.
Is there a way to do this?
Use selective extract and selective delete.
$ tar xvf files.tar files/test.txt files/test.txt $ tar --delete --file=files.tar files/test.txt
Given your space, splitting the extraction process into 4 should do.
The condition for this to work is that the archive is not solid.