ptar is a small, tar look-alike program that uses the perl module Archive::Tar to extract, create and list tar archives.
ptar -c [-v] [-z] [-C] [-f ARCHIVE_FILE | -] FILE FILE ...
ptar -c [-v] [-z] [-C] [-T index | -] [-f ARCHIVE_FILE | -]
ptar -x [-v] [-z] [-f ARCHIVE_FILE | -]
ptar -t [-z] [-f ARCHIVE_FILE | -]
c Create ARCHIVE_FILE or STDOUT (-) from FILE x Extract from ARCHIVE_FILE or STDIN (-) t List the contents of ARCHIVE_FILE or STDIN (-) f Name of the ARCHIVE_FILE to use. Default is './default.tar' z Read/Write zlib compressed ARCHIVE_FILE (not always available) v Print filenames as they are added or extracted from ARCHIVE_FILE h Prints this help message C CPAN mode - drop 022 from permissions T get names to create from file