From MorphOS Library
From the original xadmaster.library manual:
XADUnFile - The master shell tool to extract data from file archives.
FROM/A, DEST=DESTDIR, PASSWORD/K, FILE/M, NAMESIZE/K/N, FFS=OFS/S, SFS/S, INFO=LIST/S, Q=QUIET/S, AM=ASKMAKEDIR/S, OW=OVERWRITE/S, SP=SHOWPROT/S, VERBOSE/S, DARC=DISKARCHIVE/S, ENTRY/K/N, DIMG=DISKIMAGE/S, NA=NOABS/S, NC=NOCOMMENT/S, ND=NODATE/S, NE=NOEXTERN/S, NKP=NOKILLPART/S, NP=NOPROT/S, NT=NOTREE/S
FROM specifies the file archive that should be handled. The xadUnFileM tool can handle splitted archives, when they are given in their correct order. Do not give multiple names of single archives! You may use patterns with xadUnFileM. DESTDIR is the destination directory. The directory is created when it does not exist (except if ASKMAKEDIR is turned on and you select no). There are some dangerous archives using absolute path names (e.g. starting with LIBS: or RAM:). xadUnFile archives these files to their absolute position (except NOTREE or NOABS is used). For xadUnFileM this argument requires the keyword DEST or DESTDIR. PASSWORD can be used to supply a password for unarchiving of encrypted archives. This argument requires the keyword PASSWORD. FILE allows you to select filename(s) (including patterns), which should be extracted. When FILE is not given, all files are extracted. With FILE only matching files are extracted. NOTE: When you do not use NOTREE keyword, the patterns check includes checks for directory structure as well. For xadUnFileM there are some special rules: To pass multiple names, use patterns like (xxx|yyy|zzz), where xxx, yyy and zzz are three file names. You cannot pass multiple strings like for xadUnFile. And additionally this argument requires the keyword FILE. NAMESIZE allows to specify the maximum size of a filename. This is useful as some archives from unix machines have longer filenames than the Amiga filesystem allows. Whenever a name is longer than the namesize value, you are asked to enter a shorter name. Names of directories are truncated without requests. FFS or OFS replace NAMESIZE argument and provide a standard length of 30 characters, which is the value of our standard file system. SFS provide a length of 100 characters, the SmartFilesystem standard. NOEXTERN prohibits the use of external clients for recognition purposes. INFO or LIST prints information about the archive and does not do any unarchiving. SHOWPROT turns on display of protection information. VERBOSE shows additional information texts, which exist for some archivers. OVERWRITE forces the program to overwrite an already existing destination file. Normally you are asked about that. NOTREE skips all directory names and writes the files directly to destination directory. ASKMAKEDIR forces the program to ask you, if a missing directory should be created. NOCOMMENT prevents setting archived file comments, NOPROT prevents setting file protection bits and NODATE prevents setting date information. NOCOMMENT also prevents displaying comment lines with INFO or LIST keyword. NOABS prevents creation of absolute path names. If you specify NOKILLPART keyword, partial or corrupt output files no longer are deleted. The QUIET option turns off the progress report, but also disables questions to skip, rename or overwrite files. The tool allows to extract files from disk images. If you specify DISKIMAGE, the input file is handled as disk image (ADF file) and not as file archive. If it is an valid Amiga filesytem disk, files can be extracted from it. Specifying DISKARCHIVE is like DISKIMAGE, but input data is an disk archive, which is dearchived before extracting files. If the disk archive has multiple entries, you may use ENTRY keyword to specify the wanted entry. When using DISKIMAGE, you may specify an device name like DF0: instead of a file name. The input data will then be read from the device.
Shell> xadUnFile archive.tar RAM: Unarchive the tar archive to RAM: Shell> xadUnFile archive.lha RAM: #?.txt #?.doc Contents Unarchive all .txt and .doc file and the file "Contents" of lha archive to RAM: Shell> xadUnFileM archive.lha DEST RAM: FILE (#?.txt|#?.doc|Contents) The same call for xadUnFileM Shell> xadUnFile archive.lha LIST Tells information about archive.lha file. Shell> xadUnFile image.adf DIMG LIST Tells information about files in disk image image.adf. Shell> xadUnFileM archive.lha archive.l[0-9]? LIST Tells information about splitted lha archive.