Starts an operation in the middle of an archive. Use in conjunction
with --extract (--get, -x) or --list (-t).
If a previous attempt to extract files failed due to lack of disk
space, you can use --starting-file=name (-K
name) to start extracting only after member name of the
archive. This assumes, of course, that there is now free space, or
that you are now extracting into a different file system. (You could
also choose to suspend tar, remove unnecessary files from
the file system, and then restart the same tar operation.
In this case, --starting-file is not necessary.
See Incremental Dumps, See interactive, and exclude.)
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