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." DO NOT MODIFY THIS FILE! It was generated by help2man 1.5.1.3.
.TH PAX 1 "June 1999" "pax (Free paxutils) 2.4i" "FSF"
.SH NAME
pax \- manual page for pax (Free paxutils) 2.4i
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B pax
[\fIOPTION\fR]... [\fIFILE\fR]... [\fIDIRECTORY\fR]
.SH DESCRIPTION
.PP
Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are mandatory or optional
for short options too.
.SS "Main operation mode:"
.TP
\fB\-r\fR, \fB\-\-read\fR
extract files from an archive
.TP
\fB\-w\fR, \fB\-\-write\fR
create a new archive
.TP
with
neither \fB\-r\fR nor \fB\-w\fR list contents of archive
.TP
with
both \fB\-r\fR and \fB\-w\fR copy files
.SS "Other options:"
.TP
\fB\-0\fR, \fB\-\-null\fR
read null-terminated names
.TP
\fB\-a\fR, \fB\-\-append\fR
append to archive
.TP
\fB\-b\fR
N, \fB\-\-block\-size\fR=\fIN\fR set block size to N
.TP
\fB\-c\fR, \fB\-\-nonmatching\fR
only copy files that do not match a pattern
.TP
\fB\-d\fR, \fB\-\-directories\-only\fR
don't recurse into directories while writing
.TP
\fB\-f\fR
FILE, \fB\-\-file\fR=\fIFILE\fR input or output file
.TP
\fB\-\-help\fR
print this help and exit
.TP
\fB\-i\fR, \fB\-\-rename\fR
interactively rename
.TP
\fB\-k\fR, \fB\-\-no\-overwrite\fR
don't overwrite existing file on extraction
.TP
\fB\-l\fR, \fB\-\-link\fR
link files instead of copying
.TP
\fB\-L\fR, \fB\-\-dereference\fR
don't dump symlinks; dump the files they point to
.TP
\fB\-n\fR, \fB\-\-first\-pattern\fR
allow each pattern to match only once
.TP
\fB\-p\fR, \fB\-\-privileges\fR
preserve permissions on extraction
.TP
\fB\-s\fR
REPLACEMENT, \fB\-\-replace\fR=\fIREPLACEMENT\fR rename files according to REPLACEMENT
.TP
\fB\-t\fR, \fB\-\-reset\-access\-time\fR
reset access time on extraction
.TP
\fB\-u\fR, \fB\-\-keep\-old\-files\fR
only replace file if replacement is newer
.TP
\fB\-v\fR, \fB\-\-verbose\fR
be verbose
.TP
\fB\-\-version\fR
print version information and exit
.TP
\fB\-x\fR
FORMAT, \fB\-\-format\fR=\fIFORMAT\fR set input or output format
.TP
\fB\-X\fR, \fB\-\-one\-file\-system\fR
don't cross file systems
.SH "REPORTING BUGS"
Report bugs to <paxutils-bugs@iro.umontreal.ca>
.SH "SEE ALSO"
The full documentation for
.B pax
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
.B info
and
.B pax
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
.IP
.B info pax
.PP
should give you access to the complete manual.