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ARFF(8) 										  ARFF(8)

NAME
       arff, flcopy - archiver and copier for floppy

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/sbin/arff [ key ] [ name ... ]
       /usr/sbin/flcopy [ -h ] [ -tn ]

DESCRIPTION
       Arff  saves  and restores files on VAX console media (the console floppy on the VAX 11/780
       and 785, the cassette on the 11/730, and the console RL02 on the 8600/8650).  Its  actions
       are  controlled by the key argument.  The key is a string of characters containing at most
       one function letter and possibly one or more function modifiers.  Other arguments  to  the
       command	are  file names specifying which files are to be dumped or restored.  The default
       options are correct for the RX01 floppy on the 780; for other console media, the f  and	m
       flags are required.

       Files  names  have  restrictions,  because of radix50 considerations.  They must be in the
       form 1-6 alphanumerics followed by "." followed by 0-3 alphanumerics.   Case  distinctions
       are lost.  Only the trailing component of a pathname is used.

       The function portion of the key is specified by one of the following letters:

       r       The  named  files  are  replaced where found on the floppy, or added taking up the
	       minimal possible portion of the first empty spot on the floppy.

       x       The named files are extracted from the floppy.

       d       The named files are deleted from the floppy.  Arff will combine contiguous deleted
	       files into one empty entry in the rt-11 directory.

       t       The  names  of  the specified files are listed each time they occur on the floppy.
	       If no file argument is given, all of the names on the floppy are listed.

       The following characters may be used in addition to the letter which selects the  function
       desired.

       v	 The  v  (verbose)  option,  when used with the t function gives more information
		 about the floppy entries than just the name.

       f	 causes arff to use the next argument as the  name  of	the  archive  instead  of
		 /dev/floppy.

       m	 causes  arff  not  to use the mapping algorithm employed in interleaving sectors
		 around a floppy disk.	In conjunction with the f  option  it  may  be	used  for
		 extracting  files from rt11 formatted cartridge disks, for example.  It may also
		 be used to speed up reading from and writing to rx02 floppy disks, by using  the
		 `c' device instead of the `b' device.	It must be used with TU58 or RL02 media.

       c	 causes  arff  to  create a new directory on the floppy, effectively deleting all
		 previously existing files.

       Flcopy copies the console floppy disk (opened as `/dev/floppy') to a file created  in  the
       current directory, named "floppy", then prints the message "Change Floppy, hit return when
       done".  Then flcopy copies the local file back out to the floppy disk.

       The -h option to flcopy causes it to open a file named "floppy" in the  current	directory
       and copy it to /dev/floppy; the -t option causes only the first n tracks to participate in
       a copy.

FILES
       /dev/floppy or /dev/rrx??
       floppy (in current directory)

SEE ALSO
       crl(4), fl(4), rx(4), tu(4), rxformat(8)

AUTHORS
       Keith Sklower, Richard Tuck

BUGS
       Device errors are handled ungracefully.

4th Berkeley Distribution		November 16, 1996				  ARFF(8)
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