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dds-dd - tool to read a dds device.

dds-dd(1) General Commands Manual dds-dd(1)

NAME

dds-dd - tool to read a dds device.

SYNOPSIS

dds-dd [ -f device ]

DESCRIPTION

dds-dd reads a dds tape devices (DAT). Every block is read and written to stdout. A tape with unknown block size or blocks of different size can be read.
The default device is /dev/rmt0, which may be overridden with the environment variable TAPE, which in turn may be overridden with the -f device option. The device must be a character special file.

OPTIONS

-f device
Device of the tape archive (default is /dev/rmt0). Must be a character special file connected to a dds tape device.
-V,--version
Print the version number of mt-dds to stderr and exit immediately.
--help
print some screens of online help with examples through a pager and exit immediately.

EXAMPLES

Example: Read the tape and make a listing:
dds-dd | tar ft -
Example: Read the tape and make a listing:
dds-dd | cpio -it

ENVIRONMENT

The environment variable TAPE overrides the default tape device /dev/rmt0.

SEE ALSO

dds2tar(1), dds2index(1), mt(1), tar(1)

HISTORY

This program was created to use it in conjunction with dds2tar.

AUTHOR

J"org Weule (weule@cs.uni-duesseldorf.de), Phone +49 211 751409. This software is available at ftp.uni-duesseldorf.de:/pub/unix/apollo
 
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