files to or restores
files from an
archive medium. An enhanced
usually the preferred utility because
handle much longer pathnames than
gnutar’s default omission of the
leading slash in pathnames allows archives to be more easily opened
on other systems. Note that until native drivers for tape drives
exist for Mac OS X,
write to tape. Note also that
doesn’t preserve resource forks or HFS metadata when
copying files that contain them.
gnutar is installed on Mac OS X as part of
Apple’s Xcode Tools.
You must use exactly one of these, and it must come before any other options:
Concatenate a second tar file on to the end of the first.
Create a new archive.
Compare the files stored in
other-files. Report any differences, such
as missing files, different sizes, different file attributes (such as
permissions or modification time).
other-files from the archive.
other-files to the end of an
Print the names of
other-files if they are
stored on the archive (if
aren’t specified, print names of all files).
Add files if not in the archive or if modified.
other-files from an archive (if
specified, extract all files).
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