options known to the old CAR application.
using absolute pathnames:
If you create an archive with absolute pathnames the files will be
extracted with exactly these pathnames! SAPCAR does not cut the first
slash like the UNIX tool tar.
specifying a list of archives for extracting/verifying/listing:
Enclose the list with double quotes.
If there is no whitespace in any archive path the list must be separated by
space or comma; e.g.
SAPCAR -xvf "ARCHIVE1.SAR ARCHIVE2.SAR"
If at least one archive path contains whitespace the list must be comma
SAPCAR -xvf "ARCHIVE WITH BLANK.SAR, ARCHIVE.SAR, ARCHIVE2.SAR"
specifying a single archive path containing whitespace:
Enclose the archive name with double quotes.
creating: You must not append a comma except it is part of the path; e.g.
SAPCAR -cvf "ARCHIVE WITH BLANK.SAR" *
extracting/verifying/listing: You must append a comma; e.g.
SAPCAR -xvf "ARCHIVE WITH BLANK.SAR,"
In order to extract/verify/list more than one archive using wildcards you
have to quote the file name argument in order to bypass wildcard evaluation
by the shell. So a call like
SAPCAR -xvf K*.sar
will result in only one archive beeing extracted,
SAPCAR -xvf "K*.sar"
will have SAPCAR extracting all archives in the current directory that
match the pattern "K*.sar".
using A, T and X option:
All entries in the specified files are treated relative to the current
working directory unless the entry is an absolute pathname (in this case
the relevant file will be archived with an absolute pathname).
If you want to specify a directory path in these files use the slash ("/")
as path delimiter.