GETTAR(1)                                               GETTAR(1)

     NAME
          gettar, lstar, puttar - tar archive utilities

     SYNOPSIS
          gettar [ -k ] [ -v ] [ -R ] [ name ... ]
          lstar
          puttar [ file ... ]

     DESCRIPTION
          These commands manage POSIX.1 tar archives in Inferno.

          Gettar reads a tar file from standard input and unpacks the
          contents into the current directory tree.  By default,
          gettar converts absolute path names, including names start-
          ing with `#', into names relative to the current directory;
          the -R option extracts such names as-is.  The -k option
          tells gettar to keep existing files rather than overwriting
          them with files from the archive.  The -v option causes
          gettar to print on standard error the names of files
          extracted.  Finally, listing one or more names as arguments
          will extract only those files.

          Lstar reads a tar file from standard input and lists the
          files contained therein, one per line, with four space-
          separated fields giving the file name, modification time (in
          seconds since the epoch), size (in bytes), and a constant 0
          (the place holder for a checksum).  The format is the same
          as that produced by du -n -t.

          Puttar writes a tar file to standard output that contains
          each file, and its substructure if it is a directory.  Given
          no arguments, puttar instead reads a list of file names from
          standard input and includes each file or directory named; it
          does not copy directory substructure.

     EXAMPLE
          The following commands create a tar file with two files
          test.b and srv.b:

               $ cat tarlist
               test.b
               srv.b
               $ puttar <tarlist >test.tar
               $ lstar <test.tar
               test.b 867178082 1104 0
               srv.b 866042662 3865 0

     SOURCE
          /appl/cmd/gettar.b
          /appl/cmd/lstar.b

     GETTAR(1)                                               GETTAR(1)

          /appl/cmd/puttar.b

     SEE ALSO
          tarfs(4)