Copies files to or restores
files from an archive medium. An enhanced
usually the preferred utility, since
the ability to 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,
gnutar cannot write to tape.
Note also that
gnutar does not preserve resource
forks or HFS metadata when copying files that contain them.
gnutar is installed on Mac OS X as part of
Apple’s Developer 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 tarfile with other-files. Report any differences, such as missing files, different sizes, different file attributes (such as permissions or modification time).
Delete other-files from the archive.
Append other-files to the end of an existing archive.
Print the names of other-files if they are stored on the archive (if other-files are not specified, print names of all files).
Add files if not in the archive or if modified.
Extract other-files from an archive (if other-files are not specified, extract all ...