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       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.

              Print  the  version  number  of  mt-dds  to  stderr   and   exit

       --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

       SEE ALSO
              dds2tar(1), dds2index(1), mt(1), tar(1)


       This program was created to use it in conjunction with dds2tar.


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

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