|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.
- -f device
- Device of the tape archive (default is /dev/rmt0). Must be a character special file connected to a dds tape device.
- Print the version number of mt-dds to stderr and exit immediately.
- print some screens of online help with examples through a pager and exit immediately.
EXAMPLES¶Example: Read the tape and make a listing:
Example: Read the tape and make a listing:
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 (email@example.com), Phone +49 211 751409. This software is available at ftp.uni-duesseldorf.de:/pub/unix/apollo