Provided by: dds2tar_2.5.2-4_i386 bug

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

                                      2.4                            dds-dd(1)