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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for tcopy (opensolaris section 1)

tcopy(1)				  User Commands 				 tcopy(1)

NAME
       tcopy - copy a magnetic tape

SYNOPSIS
       tcopy source [destination]

DESCRIPTION
       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

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWesu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       mt(1), ioctl(2), attributes(5)

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

SunOS 5.11				   10 Mar 2000					 tcopy(1)


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