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