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ddstool - simple shell script to manage dds tapes

DDSTOOL(1) General Commands Manual DDSTOOL(1)

NAME

ddstool - simple shell script to manage dds tapes

SYNOPSIS

ddstool <command> <options>

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the ddstool command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used by others), because the original program does not have a manual page.
Since the version of tar now shipping in Debian does not contain the patch necessary to support the --record-file option, this program will do nothing useful unless you're running a locally patched version of tar.
First label a tape:
 
ddstool create-label 'unique-string and more'
 
To archive something:
 
ddstool append pathnames...
 
To delete the old index-files and make a new label:
 
ddstool new-label 'unique-string and more strings'
 
Each index is stored by the pathnames:
 
$A/$unique-string.$file-number (soft link)
 
$A/$timestamp-of-the-tapelabel.$file-number (file)
 

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Christian Schwarz for the Debian GNU/Linux system.
9 Januar 1997 Debian Sid