NAME¶bup-cat-file - extract archive content (low-level)
SYNOPSIS¶bup cat-file [--meta|--bupm] <path>
DESCRIPTION¶bup cat-file extracts content associated with path from the archive and dumps it to standard output. If nothing special is requested, the actual data contained by path (which must be a regular file) will be dumped.
- retrieve the metadata entry associated with path. Note that currently this does not return the raw bytes for the entry recorded in the relevant .bupm in the archive, but rather a decoded and then re-encoded version. When that matters, it should be possible (though awkward) to use --bupm on the parent directory and then find the relevant entry in the output.
- retrieve the .bupm file associated with path, which must be a directory.
# Retrieve the content of somefile. $ bup cat-file /foo/latest/somefile > somefile-content # Examine the metadata associated with something. $ bup cat-file --meta /foo/latest/something | bup meta -tvvf - # Examine the metadata for somedir, including the items it contains. $ bup cat-file --bupm /foo/latest/somedir | bup meta -tvvf -
SEE ALSO¶bup-join(1), bup-meta(1)
BUP¶Part of the bup(1) suite.
AUTHORS¶Rob Browning <email@example.com>.