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NAME

       borg-export-tar - Export archive contents as a tarball

SYNOPSIS

       borg [common options] export-tar [options] ARCHIVE FILE [PATH...]

DESCRIPTION

       This command creates a tarball from an archive.

       When giving '-' as the output FILE, Borg will write a tar stream to standard output.

       By  default  (--tar-filter=auto)  Borg  will  detect whether the FILE should be compressed
       based on its file extension and pipe the tarball  through  an  appropriate  filter  before
       writing it to FILE:

       · .tar.gz: gzip

       · .tar.bz2: bzip2

       · .tar.xz: xz

       Alternatively  a  --tar-filter  program  may  be  explicitly specified. It should read the
       uncompressed tar stream from stdin and write a compressed/filtered tar stream to stdout.

       The generated tarball uses the GNU tar format.

       export-tar is a lossy conversion: BSD flags, ACLs, extended attributes (xattrs), atime and
       ctime  are  not  exported.   Timestamp  resolution  is  limited  to whole seconds, not the
       nanosecond resolution otherwise supported by Borg.

       A --sparse option (as found in borg extract) is not supported.

       By default the entire archive is extracted but a subset of files and  directories  can  be
       selected  by  passing  a  list  of  PATHs as arguments.  The file selection can further be
       restricted by using the --exclude option.

       See the output of the "borg help patterns" command for more help on exclude patterns.

       --progress can be slower than no progress display, since it makes one additional pass over
       the archive metadata.

OPTIONS

       See borg-common(1) for common options of Borg commands.

   arguments
       ARCHIVE
              archive to export

       FILE   output tar file. "-" to write to stdout instead.

       PATH   paths to extract; patterns are supported

   optional arguments
       --tar-filter
              filter program to pipe data through

       --list output verbose list of items (files, dirs, ...)

   Exclusion options
       -e PATTERN, --exclude PATTERN
              exclude paths matching PATTERN

       --exclude-from EXCLUDEFILE
              read exclude patterns from EXCLUDEFILE, one per line

       --pattern PATTERN
              experimental: include/exclude paths matching PATTERN

       --patterns-from PATTERNFILE
              experimental: read include/exclude patterns from PATTERNFILE, one per line

       --strip-components NUMBER
              Remove  the  specified  number  of leading path elements. Paths with fewer elements
              will be silently skipped.

EXAMPLES

          # export as uncompressed tar
          $ borg export-tar /path/to/repo::Monday Monday.tar

          # exclude some types, compress using gzip
          $ borg export-tar /path/to/repo::Monday Monday.tar.gz --exclude '*.so'

          # use higher compression level with gzip
          $ borg export-tar --tar-filter="gzip -9" testrepo::linux Monday.tar.gz

          # export a tar, but instead of storing it on disk,
          # upload it to a remote site using curl.
          $ borg export-tar /path/to/repo::Monday - | curl --data-binary @- https://somewhere/to/POST

          # remote extraction via "tarpipe"
          $ borg export-tar /path/to/repo::Monday - | ssh somewhere "cd extracted; tar x"

SEE ALSO

       borg-common(1)

AUTHOR

       The Borg Collective

                                            2018-08-11                         BORG-EXPORT-TAR(1)