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The xbstream command-line options

$ xbstream -c [OPTIONS]
$ xbstream -x [OPTIONS]

This utility has a tar-like interface.

The xbstream binary has the following options:

absolute-names

Usage: -absolute-names

Do not strip the leading // (slashes) from the file names when creating archives.

c

Usage: -c

Streams files specified on the command line to its standard output.

decompress

Usage: --decompress

Decompress the individual backup files

decompress-threads

Usage: --decompress-threads=#

The number of threads for parallel data decompression. The default value is 1.

decrypt

Usage: --decrypt=name

Specifies that xbstream automatically decrypts encrypted files when extracting input stream. The supported values are: AES128, AES192, and AES256.

You can specify either --encrypt-key or --encrypt-key-file to provide the encryption key, but do not use both options.

directory

Usage: --directory=name

Change the current directory to this named directory before streaming or extracting.

encrypt-key

Usage: --encrypt-key=name

Specify the encryption key used. Do not use this option with --encrypt-key-file; these options are mutually exclusive.

encrypt-key-file

Usage: --encrypt-key-file=name

Specify the file that contains the encryption key. Do not use this option with --encrypt-key; these options are mutually exclusive.

encrypt-threads

Usage: --encrypt-threads-=#

Specify the number of threads for parallel data encryption. The default value is 1.

extract

Usage: --extract

Extract to disk the files from the stream to the standard input.

fifo-dir

Usage: --fifo-dir=name

The directory used to read or write named pipes.

fifo-streams

Usage: --fifo-streams=#

The number of FIFO files (named pipes) to use for parallel data file streaming. To disable the option and send the stream to STDOUT, set the value to 1.

fifo-timeout

Usage: --fifo-timeout=#

The number of seconds to wait for the other end to open the stream. The default value is 60.

parallel

Usage: --parallel=#

Defines the number of worker threads for reading or writing.

x

Usage: -x

Extracts files from the stream read from its standard input to the current directory unless specified otherwise with the -c option. Support for parallel extraction with the --parallel option

verbose

Usage: --verbose

Print verbose output

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Last update: 2024-06-12