The following example retrieves all the files from the tape in drive 0.
$ cd /var/tmp $ tar xvf /dev/rmt/0 x reports/, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks x reports/reportA, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks x reports/reportB, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks x reports/reportC, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks x reports/reportD, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks $ ls -l
The names of the files extracted from the tape must exactly match the names of the files stored on the archive. If you have any doubts about the names or paths of the files, first list the files on the tape. See "How to List the Files on a Tape (tar)" for instructions.
See tar(1) for more information.