tar --unlink ?

Matthias Apitz guru at unixarea.de
Fri Oct 9 05:58:17 UTC 2009


To move a file tree from one place to another I see as an example:

# tar -cf - local | tar --unlink -xpf - -C /mnt

What does '--unlink' do exactly? I can't see it in the man page of
tar(1). Thanks in advance

Matthias Apitz
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