- Don't use the "tar" program
- Download the GNU tar rpm from the AIX toolbox
- Install it "rpm -ivh blablabla.rpm", you must have installed rpm at first from there of course, note that you must have root access to install that package
- logout and then back in, use "gtar" from now on.
Monday, March 15, 2010
A more convenient alternative to AIX tar; gtar
Searched everywhere just to know how to use the "tar" command to extract an archive to a certain folder instead of extracting it using the same directory structure inside, and so here are the steps: