ch-tar2dir - Man Page
Unpack an image tarball into a directory
$ ch-tar2dir TARBALL DIR
This script is deprecated in favor of ch-convert. It will be removed in the next release.
Extract the tarball TARBALL into a subdirectory of DIR. TARBALL must contain a Linux filesystem image, e.g. as created by ch-builder2tar, and be compressed with gzip or xz. If TARBALL has no extension, try appending .tar.gz and .tar.xz.
Inside DIR, a subdirectory will be created whose name corresponds to the name of the tarball with .tar.gz or other suffix removed. If such a directory exists already and appears to be a Charliecloud container image, it is removed and replaced. If the existing directory doesn’t appear to be a container image, the script aborts with an error.
print help and exit
print version and exit
Placing DIR on a shared file system can cause significant metadata load on the file system servers. This can result in poor performance for you and all your colleagues who use the same file system. Please consult your site admin for a suitable location.
$ ls -lh /var/tmp total 57M -rw-r----- 1 reidpr reidpr 57M Feb 13 16:14 hello.tar.gz $ ch-tar2dir /var/tmp/hello.tar.gz /var/tmp creating new image /var/tmp/hello /var/tmp/hello unpacked ok $ ls -lh /var/tmp total 57M drwxr-x--- 22 reidpr reidpr 4.0K Feb 13 16:29 hello -rw-r----- 1 reidpr reidpr 57M Feb 13 16:14 hello.tar.gz
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Full documentation at: <https://hpc.github.io/charliecloud>
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