Quote:>I will be getting several dozen labelled and unlabelled ascii
>tapes (some created on vaxen, others on big blue). What command
>whould I use to copy these files from tape to disk.
Assuming that you know what the device name is for your tape (let's use
/dev/rmt0 in this example), your best bet is 'dd'; such as:
dd if=/dev/rmt0 of=/tmp/diskfile
The 'dd' tool assumes nothing about the way that the tapes were created, etc.
It will just dump from the tape to a file; if the architecture that you're
read from is "backwards" (bytes are swapped), then add "conv=swab" to
the above line (ie: dd if=/dev/rmt0 of=/tmp/diskfile conv=swab). This should
do it ... those files will be in one large file which you will have to
split up (by hand, or by writing a program to do it).
Michael Stefanik, Systems Engineer (JOAT), Briareus Corporation
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found to be saying things like "Well, it works on my DOS machine ..."