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Setting the Verbosity Level: (-v)

The -v option tells BRU to print information about the procedure it is performing. The -v option provides five levels of verbosity and a summary mode: -v, -vv, -vvv, -vvvv, -vvvvv, and -V (capital V), where a single v represents the lowest and five v’s the highest verbosity level. -V (capital V) produces an execution summary. The following is an example of verbosity output:

$ cd /
$ bru -xvvvv -f ntape0
x 2k of 4k [1] ./
x 2k of 6k [1] ./bin
x 72k of 78k [1] ./bin/acctcom
x 68k of 146k [1] ./bin/adb
x 36k of 182k [1] ./bin/ar
x 120k of 302k [1] ./bin/as
. . .

The first field in the output contains the mode character, as a reminder of what mode is currently running (in this case the “x,” or “extract” mode). The next field gives the amount of space in kilobytes this particular file will use in the archive. The next field (“of XXXk”) gives a running total of the amount of data in the archive, including the current file. Note that the first value is 4k. This represents the 2K header block for directory “/” and 2K for the archive header block. The number inside the square brackets is the current volume number. Finally, the name of the current file is listed.