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VMSBACKUP(1)									     VMSBACKUP(1)

       vmsbackup - read a VMS backup tape

       vmsbackup -{tx}[cdenvw][s setnumber][f tapefile] [ name ... ]

       vmsbackup reads a VMS generated backup tape, converting the files to Unix format and writ-
       ing the files to disc.  The default operation of the program is to go  through  an  entire
       tape, extracting every file and writing it to disc.  This may be modified by the following

       c       Use complete filenames, including the version number.  A colon and the octal  ver-
	       sion  number will be appended to all filenames.	A colon, rather than a semicolon,
	       is used since the Unix Shell uses the semicolon as the line  separator.	 Using	a
	       colon  prevents	the user from having to escape the semicolon when referencing the
	       filename.  This option is useful only when multiple versions of the same file  are
	       on a single tape or when a file of the same name already exists in the destination
	       directory.  The default is to ignore version numbers.

       d       use the directory structure from VMS, the default value is off.

       e       Process all filename extensions.  Since this program is mainly  intended  to  move
	       source  code  and possibly data from a DEC system to a Unix system, the default is
	       to ignore all files whose filename extension specifies system dependent data.  The
	       file types which will be ignored, unless the e option is specified, are

		 exe	 VMS executable file
		 lib	 VMS object library file
		 obj	 RSX object file
		 odl	 RSX overlay description file
		 olb	 RSX object library file
		 pmd	 RSX post mortem dump file
		 stb	 RSX task symbol table file
		 sys	 RSX bootable system file
		 tsk	 RSX executable task file

       f       Use  the  next  argument in the command line as the tape device to be used, rather
	       than the default.

	       If vmsbackup is compiled with the remote tape option and the  file  name  has  the
	       form  system[.user]:/dev/???   vmsbackup  will  use the tape drive /dev/??? on the
	       remote system system, via rsh(1), and rmt(8).  The optional user  portion  of  the
	       pathname  specifies the login name to use on the remote system.	If it is not sup-
	       plied, the current user's login name will be used.  In all  the	cases,	the  user
	       must  have the appropriate permissions on the remote machine, in order to use this
	       facility.  The default is /dev/rmt8 (drive 0, raw mode, 1600 bpi).  This must be a
	       raw mode tape device.

       n       If the tape has a variable-length record format, then do not append a newline onto
	       the end of the records.	This option does not affect stream or FORTRAN files.

       s saveset
	       Process only the given saveset number.

       t       Produce a table of contents (a directory listing) on the standard  output  of  the
	       files on tape.

       v       Verbose	output.   Normally  vmsbackup does its work silently.  The verbose option
	       will cause the filenames of the files being read from tape to disk to be output on
	       the standard output.

       w       vmsbackup  prints the action to be taken followed by file name, then wait for user
	       confirmation. If a word beginning with `y' is given, the action is done. Any other
	       input means don't do it.

       x       extract the named files from the tape.

       The optional
	       name  argument  specifies one or more filenames to be searched for specifically on
	       the tape and only those files are to be processed.  The name may contain the  usal
	       sh(1) meta-characters *?![] 0n.



       The filename match uses the complete VMS file names.

       John Douglas Carey
       Sven-Ove Westberg

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