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tar provides two options to control its actions in a situation
when it is about to extract a file which already exists on disk.
Do not replace existing files from archive. When such a file is
tar issues an error message. Upon end of
tar exits with code 2 (see exit status).
Do not replace existing files from archive, but do not treat that
as error. Such files are silently skipped and do not affect
tar exit status.
Additional verbosity can be obtained using ‘--warning=existing-file’ together with that option (see section Controlling Warning Messages).
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