ArGest Backup User Guide

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Extracting Files by User: (-o)

File extraction can be limited to files owned by a particular user in the same way files are selected by user when you are creating an archive. The -o option lets you tell BRU the identity of the user whose files you want to extract from an archive. BRU accepts the following three forms of user identification:

  • User name
  • Numeric user ID
  • File owner
  • Although these three ways of using the -o option were discussed in section 5, “Archive Creation: The BRU Backup Function,” examples of their use in restoring files may be useful here. If you have questions, see Chapter 5, which goes into greater detail.