tar do not overwrite files

It is as simple as using the "-k" option for:

 

 -k, --keep-old-files       don't replace existing files when extracting
      --keep-newer-files     don't replace existing files that are newer than
                             their archive copies
 

eg.

tar zxvfk sometar.tar.gz


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