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pax: List the contents of an archive.
$ pax -f ${archive-tar}
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The command "pax -f ${archive-tar}" is used to access or extract the contents of a tar archive file specified by the variable ${archive-tar}.

Here's a breakdown of the command:

  • "pax" is the command-line utility for handling archive files in various formats, including tar.
  • "-f" is an option flag for pax that specifies the archive file to be operated on.
  • "${archive-tar}" is a variable placeholder that should be substituted with the actual name or path of the tar archive file you want to work with.

So, when you run the command and replace ${archive-tar} with the appropriate value, pax will read the specified tar archive and perform actions like extracting, listing, or updating the contents of the archive.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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