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EXTRACT_FILES(8)            System Manager's Manual           EXTRACT_FILES(8)



NAME
       extract_files, list_files - extract/list files from a release media

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/etc/install/extract_files  devname  category  [  -a  arch  ]  [ -r
       release ] [ -f file ...  ]

       /usr/etc/install/list_files devname category [ -a arch ] [ -r release ]

DESCRIPTION
       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
       extracted data.

       list_files  performs  the  same  function  as extract_files except that
       files are not extracted, instead, they are  listed  as  contents  of  a
       given category.

       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
       system.

       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
       /usr/etc/install/toc_xlat.

OPTIONS
       -a arch     Specify the kernel architecture type such as  sun4,  sun4c,
                   ... etc.  Defaults to the current system's kernel architec-
                   ture.

       -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.

EXAMPLES
       The  following  examples  show  some  common  uses of extract_files and
       list_files.

              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
       Text.

              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.

BUGS
       extract_files and list_files do not support floppy disc device.



                                7 October 1990                EXTRACT_FILES(8)