GNU tar 1.34: 3.4.3 Short Options Cross Reference

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3.4.3 Short Options Cross Reference

Here is an alphabetized list of all of the short option forms, matching them with the equivalent long option.

Short Option Reference
-A --concatenate.
-B --read-full-records.
-C --directory.
-F --info-script.
-G --incremental.
-J --xz.
-K --starting-file.
-L --tape-length.
-M --multi-volume.
-N --newer.
-O --to-stdout.
-P --absolute-names.
-R --block-number.
-S --sparse.
-T --files-from.
-U --unlink-first.
-V --label.
-W --verify.
-X --exclude-from.
-Z --compress.
-b --blocking-factor.
-c --create.
-d --compare.
-f --file.
-g --listed-incremental.
-h --dereference.
-i --ignore-zeros.
-j --bzip2.
-k --keep-old-files.
-l --check-links.
-m --touch.
-o When extracting, same as --no-same-owner. When creating, – --old-archive. The latter usage is deprecated. It is retained for compatibility with the earlier versions of GNU tar. In future releases ‘-o’ will be equivalent to ‘--no-same-owner’ only.
-p --preserve-permissions.
-r --append.
-s --same-order.
-t --list.
-u --update.
-v --verbose.
-w --interactive.
-x --extract.
-z --gzip.

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