[BL] logging Linux system messages

baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org
Sun Jun 15 13:20:18 EDT 2008


Hi Sindi,


--- baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org wrote:

> You can see what is in the packages with
> tar -ztvf packagename.tgz


Thanks! That's exactly what i wanted.


> I forget how to save the output of that
> command to a file.


In any *nix operating system (including all
versions of Linux), you can use the redirect
symbol ">" to send the contents of any command
that would normally print its out put to the
screen, into a file instead. Thus:

tar -ztvf packagename.tgz > packagename.contents

("packagename.contents" is an example name --
you can call the output file anything you like.)


-monz



    



      



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