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       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)

              $A/$timestamp-of-the-tapelabel.$file-number (file)


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

                                          9 Januar 1997                                DDSTOOL(1)