7.2.3.1 Usr Part Files which are in the /usr/lpp/bosinst Directory
bosmenus bosmenus is an object file command that displays the BOS
administration menus. This command has changed in AIX
Version 4, please refer to 7.3, “AIX Version 4 Specific File
Features” on page 159 for details.
7.2.3.2 Usr Part Files which are in the /usr/bin Directory
mksysb mksysb is a Korn shell script that creates an installable image
of the root volume group.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
mksysb Device
mkszfile mkszfile is a Korn shell script that creates the /.fs.size file
for use by the
mksysb command.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
mkszfile [-f]
7.2.3.3 Usr Part Files which are in the /usr/sbin Directory
mkinsttape mkinsttape is a Bourne shell script that creates the BOS
install/maintenance tape image.
It is an undocumented command whose usage is:
mkinsttape [/file]
There are no files in the root or share parts of the bos.sysmgt.sysbr fileset.
7.2.4 Using Archive Commands
This section contains the archive commmands.
7.2.4.1 Usr Part Files which are in the /usr/bin Directory
compress compress is an object file command that reduces the size of the
specified file using the adaptive LZ algorithm.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
compress [-CcdFfnqVv][-b Bits][file ...]
cpio cpio is an object file command that copies files into and out of
archive storage.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
cpio -o[acvBC<value> <name-list >collection
cpio -i[bcdmrstuvfBC<value>S6] [pattern ...] <collection>
cpio -p[adlmuv] directory <name-list>
dd dd is an object file command that reads a file in, converts the
data (if required), and copies the file out.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
dd [cbs=BlockSize][count=InputBlocks][files= InputFiles]
[fskip=SkipEOFs] [if=InFile] [of=OutFile] [seek=RecordNumber]
[skip=SkipInputBlocks] [ibs=InputBlockSize] [obs=OutputBlockSize]
[bs=BlockSize] [conv=[ascii|ebcdic|lcase|ucase|iblock|ibm|noerror
|swab|sync|oblock|notrunc|block|unblock]]
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mt mt is an object file command that sends commands to a
streaming tape device.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
mt [ -f device ] subcommand [ count ]
valid subcommands are: weof eof fsf bsf fsr bsr rewind offline
rewoffl status
pack pack is an object file command that saves the specified file(s) in
a compressed form.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
pack [-][-f] File ...
pax pax is object file command that extracts, writes and lists
members of archive files. It also copies file and directory
hierarchies.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
pax -[cdnv][-f archive][-s replstr][pattern...]
pax -r [-cdiknuvy] [-f archive] [-p string] [-s replstr] [pattern...]
pax -w [-dituvyX] [-b blocking] [[-a] -f archive] [-s replstr]
[-x format] [pathname...]
pax -r -w [-diklntuvyX] [-p string] [-s replstr] [pathname...] directory
See 7.3, “AIX Version 4 Specific File Features” on page 159 for
changes in AIX Version 4.
pcat
pcat is an object file command that unpacks the specified files
and writes them to standard output.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
pcat {File|File.Z} ...
tar tar is an object file command that writes files to, or retrieves
files from, archive storage media.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
tar -{crtux} [-BFdhilmpsvw][-num][-ffile[-num]]
[-bblocks] [-S feet] [-S feet@density] [-S blocksb]
[-Linputlist] [-C directory] [-Nblocks] file ...
See 7.3, “AIX Version 4 Specific File Features” on page 159 for
changes in AIX Version 4.
tcopy
tcopy is an object file command that copies information from
one tape device to another.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
tcopy Source [Destination]
tctl tctl is an object file command that sends commands to a
streaming tape device.
It is a documented command whose usage is:
tctl [ -Benv ][ -b num ][ -p num ]
[ -f device ] subcommand [ count ]
valid subcommands are: weof eof fsf bsf fsr bsr rewind offline rewoffl
erase retension read write status
See 7.3, “AIX Version 4 Specific File Features” on page 159 for
changes in AIX Version 4.
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