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how to use xarchiver to extract files with same file name?

Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:12 pm

hello,

i have a tar archive, that contains multiple files with the same file name in different versions.
e.g. creating that kind of tar archive:

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echo test-1 > test.txt
tar -ravf test.tar.xz test.txt

echo test-2 > test.txt
tar -ravf test.tar.xz test.txt

echo test-3 > test.txt
tar -ravf test.tar.xz test.txt

echo test-4 > test.txt
tar -ravf test.tar.xz test.txt
to extract all versions of files from command console:

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tar --backup=numbered -xavf test.tar.xz
but how can i open the individual files in xarchiver?
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when i double-click to each of those test.txt files, i always get the most recent content in the editor (with "test-4").
same, when i click extract selected file, i only the the last version of the test.txt with "test-4".

i have the newest Raspbian version installed and upgraded.
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Re: how to use xarchiver to extract files with same file name?

Thu May 07, 2020 8:54 pm

That's an issue with many programs - when you have multiple files of the same name, you run into trouble.

Solution: Change the filenames to be unique. If that's not an option, then you'll have to extract the entire archive and open your files using File Manager.
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