To extract the product files from the
container files, the basic form of the call to
tar -xof / mount-point / filename
means extract files from
-formatted data, and
specifies that the source of the data will be a file.
is the point in the UNIX filesystem at which the CD-ROM is mounted, while
is the name of the
file containing the product files.
For example, to extract the files for LispWorks (32-bit) on SPARC Solaris, with the CD-ROM mounted at /cdrom/lw_61/, you would type
tar -xof /cdrom/lw_61/lw61-sparc.tar
LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 23 Dec 2011