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tarfs - mount tar archive


tarfs [ -ab ] [ -p ] tarfile mountpt


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 taken from the ``ustar'' headers when present. Otherwise, the numeric user and group IDs are used. 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. Option -p causes permissions in the tar file to be discarded.




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

TARFS(4 ) Rev:  Tue Mar 31 02:42:39 GMT 2015