EXTRACT_FILES(8) System Manager's Manual EXTRACT_FILES(8)
extract_files, list_files - extract/list files from a release media
/usr/etc/install/extract_files devname category [ -a arch ] [ -r
release ] [ -f file ... ]
/usr/etc/install/list_files devname category [ -a arch ] [ -r release ]
Given the name of a category, and optionally, a file (or a list of
files) and/or a kernel architecture type, extract_files extracts all
files contained in category from devname, or optionally extracts
selected file(s) from files in category from devname. Note:
extract_files does not pre-compute the disk size that needs to hold the
list_files performs the same function as extract_files except that
files are not extracted, instead, they are listed as contents of a
The -a and -r options are provided for CD devices, which can contain
multiple releases for multiple architecture types. Users normally do
not need to specify these values, they default to the current running
devname is the media name on which files are kept. Examples are st,
sr, mt... etc.
category is a suninstall category name which can be found by running
-a arch Specify the kernel architecture type such as sun4, sun4c,
... etc. Defaults to the current system's kernel architec-
-r release Specify a software release such as 4_1, 4_1_1, .... etc.
Defaults to the current system's software release.
-f file Specify a file or a list of file to extract.
The following examples show some common uses of extract_files and
example# cd /usr
example# /usr/etc/install/extract_files st0 Text -f ./bin/addbib ./bin/eqn
Extracts from tape device st0 the files ./bin/addbib and ./bin/eqn from
the category Text.
example# cd /usr
example# /usr/etc/install/extract_files st0 Text -f ./bin/checkeq
Extracts from tape device st0 the file ./bin/checkeq from the category
example# /usr/etc/install/list_files sr0 Text -a sun4c
Lists all files in category Text of sun4c kernel architecture type from
CD device sr0.
example# /usr/etc/install/list_files sr0 TLI -a sun4c -r 4_1_1
Lists all files in category TLI of sun4c kernel architecture type from
CD device sr0, under the 4_1_1 software release.
extract_files and list_files do not support floppy disc device.
7 October 1990 EXTRACT_FILES(8)