After you have split an archive into sections, you can combine the sections to create a new archive.
The flar combine command creates a Solaris Flash archive from individual sections. Each section is assumed to be in a separate file, the names of which are the section names. At a minimum, these three files must be present:
Archive Cookie (cookie)
Archive Identification (identification)
Archive Files (archive)
When combining sections, remember the following points:
If archive is a directory, flar uses cpio to archive the directory before including it in the combined archive.
If the Archive Identification section specifies to compress the archive, flar compresses the contents of the newly combined archive.
No validation is performed on any of the sections. In particular, no fields in the Archive Identification section are validated or updated.
flar combine [-d dir] [-u section] [-t [-p posn] [-b blocksize]] filename
Retrieves the sections to combine from dir, rather than from the current directory.
If you use this option, flar copies the Cookie, Identification, Archive, and section sections. You can specify a single section name or a space-separated list of section names.
If you do not use this option, flar copies the Cookie, Identification, and Archive sections only.
In this example, an Archive Cookie section, an Archive Identification section, and an Archive Files section are combined to become a complete archive. The archive is named newarchive.flar.
# flar combine newarchive.flar
In this example, an Archive Cookie section, an Archive Identification section, an Archive Files section, and a User-Defined section are combined to become a complete archive. The archive is named newarchive.flar. The User-Defined section content is in the file that is named user-defined, which is in the current directory.
# flar combine -u user_defined newarchive.flar