TARFS(4)                                                 TARFS(4)

     NAME
          tarfs - mount tar archive

     SYNOPSIS
          tarfs [ -ab ] tarfile mountpt

     DESCRIPTION
          Tarfs makes the contents of the directories and files
          archived in the given Unix/POSIX tar archive tarfile visible
          in the name space under mountpt. They can then be accessed
          in an obvious way by other commands such as ls(1) and cp(1).
          Only read access is supported.  User and group names are
          simply the numeric user and group IDs in the file.  The -a
          and -b options cause the tarfile's name space to be placed
          after or before the current contents of mountpt; the default
          is to replace that directory's contents.

     SOURCE
          /appl/cmd/tarfs.b

     SEE ALSO
          gettar(1), archfs(4), intro(5)