ddstool - simple shell script to manage dds tapes
ddstool <command> <options>
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)
This manual page was written by Christian Schwarz for the Debian GNU/Linux