Commands by pdurbin (1)

  • "Vice versa xorriso is able to copy file objects out of ISO 9660 filesystems." -- http://www.gnu.org/software/xorriso/ Show Sample Output


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    xorriso -osirrox on -indev /tmp/pmagic-6.7.iso -report_about NOTE -extract / /tmp/extractedfiles
    pdurbin · 2012-05-26 10:48:59 0

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