Provided by: dds2tar_2.5.2-7_amd64
dds-dd - tool to read a dds device.
dds-dd [ -f device ]
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. -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.
Example: Read the tape and make a listing: dds-dd | tar ft - Example: Read the tape and make a listing: dds-dd | cpio -it
The environment variable TAPE overrides the default tape device /dev/rmt0. SEE ALSO dds2tar(1), dds2index(1), mt(1), tar(1)
This program was created to use it in conjunction with dds2tar.
J"org Weule (firstname.lastname@example.org), Phone +49 211 751409. This software is available at ftp.uni-duesseldorf.de:/pub/unix/apollo 2.4 dds-dd(1)