By default, pacoball may be given one or more
package names as arguments, and for each of those packages it creates
a binary tarball (.tar.bz2 or .tar.gz) containing all the currently
installed files. For this to work the input packages have to be
registered in the paco database.
Leading slashes ('/') are stripped from the paths of the files in the
With option -e, pacoball admits one or more previously
created tarballs ("pacoballs") as arguments, and installs them into the
system, optionally logging the installation with paco.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
Test compressed file integrity.
Show usage information and exit.
Display version information and exit.
PACKAGE CREATION OPTIONS
Create a pacoball for each package logged in the paco database.
Create the pacoballs in directory DIR (default is '.').
Compress with bzip2 (this is the default).
Compress with gzip.
Set the compression level (speed/quality balance). '#' is a number between 1
(faster compression) and 9 (best compression).
An alias for -1.
An alias for -9.
Force overwrite of existing output files.
PACKAGE EXTRACTION OPTIONS
Extract (install) the given <pacoballs>, in directory '/' by default.
Log the file extraction with paco(8), retrieving the appropiate
package name from the name of the pacoball.
Extract the files into directory DIR (as the -C option in tar).
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