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       dds2index - tool to create an indexfile for the use of


       dds2index [options]


       dds2index  creates  an  index  file  that  is  required  by  the  file  extraction utility
       dds2tar(1).  It works on tar archives stored on dds tape devices (DAT).   Since  the  file
       structure  of  the  tape  archives  is  used  to extract the files, the archive must be an
       uncompressed tar archive. But compression by the transparent signal processor of the  tape
       device is allowed.

       The  index  created  by  dds2index  is written to stdout by default and should normally be
       stored on hard disk as indexfile for later use by dds2tar(1).

       The default tape device to read from is  /dev/nst0,  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 SCSI tape device.


       -f devicefile
              device of the tape archive. Must be a character special file.

       -t indexfile
              write the index to indexfile, not to stdout.

              write the index in (gzip) compressed mode.

       --help print some  screens  of  online  help  with  examples  through  a  pager  and  exit

OPTIONS you didn't really need

       -b, --block-size
              Set the maximal blocksize, dds2index can handle.

       --z, --no-compress
              Don't filter the archive file through gzip.

              verbose mode. Print to stderr what is going on.

              Print a hash sign '#' to stderr for each MB read from tape.

              Print the version number of dds2index to stderr and exit immediately.


       Example  of  getting  the  index  from  the  default tape /dev/nst0 and storing it in file

              dds2index -v -t archive.idx


       This program can only read records (tar is calling them tape blocks) up to  32  kbytes.  A
       bigger buffer will cause problems with the Linux device driver.


       The environment variable TAPE overrides the default tape device /dev/nst0.


       /dev/nst0     default tape device file. Must be a character special file.


       dds2tar(1), mt(1), mt-dds(1), tar(1), gzip(1)


       This program was created as a tool for dds2tar(1).


       J"org  Weule  (,  Phone  +49  211  751409.   This  software is
       available at

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