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Recursive Unlink
--recursive-unlink
When this option is specified, try removing files and directory hierarchies before extracting over them. This is a dangerous option!

If you specify the --recursive-unlink option, tar removes anything that keeps you from extracting a file as far as current permissions will allow it. This could include removal of the contents of a full directory hierarchy.

 
 
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