bup-cat-file - extract archive content (low-level)
bup cat-file [--meta|--bupm] <path>
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
- retrieve the .bupm file associated with path, which must be a
Part of the bup(1) suite.
Rob Browning <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
# 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 -
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