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tcopy - copy a magnetic tape


tcopy source [destination]


The tcopy utility copies the magnetic tape mounted on the tape drive
specified by the source argument. The only assumption made about the
contents of a tape is that there are two tape marks at the end.

When only a source drive is specified, tcopy scans the tape, and displays
information about the sizes of records and tape files. If a destination
is specified, tcopy makes a copies the source tape onto the destination
tape, with blocking preserved. As it copies, tcopy produces the same
output as it does when only scanning a tape.

The tcopy utility requires the use of Berkeley-compatible device names.
For example,

example% tcopy /dev/rmt/1b /dev/rmt/2b


mt(1), ioctl(2), attributes(7)


tcopy will only run on systems supporting an associated set of ioctl(2)

March 10, 2000 TCOPY(1)