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Command Line Options: File Selection

There are several ways to specify which files you want to extract. For example, you can:

  • Use wildcard file name expansion
  • Flag files to be extracted unconditionally-that is, without regard to date
  • Tell BRU not to overwrite any existing files
  • Extract files read from the standard input
  • Extract files by date
  • Extract files by user
  • Use include/exclude patterns
  • Tell BRU where to put extracted files: Relative and Absolute pathnames
  • Be careful to specify file names last. If your file specifications are not in the correct position on the command line, the results of the command may be unexpected. If files are not specified, BRU defaults to all files on the archive tape. That is, the command

    bru -x

    is equivalent to

    bru -x “*”