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Date:      Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:56:13 +0100
From:      matthew@FreeBSD.org
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to get to base.txz in the install image file
Message-ID:  <9fbeecd1-4da2-ae84-68fa-1a212c2ab635@infracaninophile.co.uk>
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On 22/10/2020 16:22, Ernie Luzar wrote:
> I want to target the base.txz file in the release.img install file.
> After downloading the release.img file how do I open it and point to the 
> base.txz file? Is there a way?

You can just download base.txz direct from the FreeBSD FTP servers. eg:

http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/12.1-RELEASE/base.txz

That's the same as goes into the release images.  Make the obvious 
substitutions for different CPU architectures or release versions.

To answer your actual question: try tar(1). It can read a lot of 
disk-image formats.  Not sure about the .img file, but it can certainly 
read .iso images.

	Cheers,

	Matthew





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