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NAME

       virt-tar-in - Unpack a tarball into a virtual machine disk image.

SYNOPSIS

        virt-tar-in -a disk.img data.tar /destination

        virt-tar-in -d domain data.tar /destination

        zcat data.tar.gz | virt-tar-in -d domain - /destination

WARNING

       Using "virt-tar-in" on live virtual machines, or concurrently with other disk editing
       tools, can be dangerous, potentially causing disk corruption.  The virtual machine must be
       shut down before you use this command, and disk images must not be edited concurrently.

DESCRIPTION

       "virt-tar-in" unpacks an uncompressed tarball into a virtual machine disk image or named
       libvirt domain.

       The first parameter is the tar file.  Use "-" to read the tar file from standard input.
       The second parameter is the absolute target directory to unpack into.

EXAMPLES

       Upload a home directory to a guest:

        virt-tar-in -d MyGuest homes.tar /home

JUST A SHELL SCRIPT WRAPPER AROUND GUESTFISH

       This command is just a simple shell script wrapper around the guestfish(1) "tar-in"
       command.  For anything more complex than a trivial copy, you are probably better off using
       guestfish directly.

OPTIONS

       Since the shell script just passes options straight to guestfish, read guestfish(1) to see
       the full list of options.

SEE ALSO

       guestfish(1), virt-cat(1), virt-copy-in(1), virt-copy-out(1), virt-edit(1),
       virt-make-fs(1), virt-tar-out(1), http://libguestfs.org/.

AUTHORS

       Richard W.M. Jones ("rjones at redhat dot com")

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Red Hat Inc.

LICENSE

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
       Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

BUGS

       To get a list of bugs against libguestfs, use this link:
       https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?component=libguestfs&product=Virtualization+Tools

       To report a new bug against libguestfs, use this link:
       https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?component=libguestfs&product=Virtualization+Tools

       When reporting a bug, please supply:

       ·   The version of libguestfs.

       ·   Where you got libguestfs (eg. which Linux distro, compiled from source, etc)

       ·   Describe the bug accurately and give a way to reproduce it.

       ·   Run libguestfs-test-tool(1) and paste the complete, unedited output into the bug
           report.