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tcopy(1)							     tcopy(1)



NAME

  tcopy	- Copies magnetic tapes

SYNOPSIS

  tcopy	[-cv] [-s max-blocksize] [source] [destination]

OPTIONS

  -c  Verifies whether the source and the destination tapes are	identical
      after copying the	source tape into the destination tape.

  -v  Verifies whether the source and the destination tapes are	identical.

  -s max-blocksize
      Sets the maximum allowed tape block size.	 The default is	128 Kbytes.

DESCRIPTION

  If a source and a destination	tape are specified then	the tcopy command
  copies the source tape into the destination tape.

  If only a source tape	is specified then tcopy	prints information about the
  contents of the tape.	 For each file in the tape, tcopy prints the number
  of records of	each block size.  Tape /dev/tape/tape0_d0 is the default.

  The tcopy command assumes that there are two tape marks at the end of	the
  source tape when copying or reading, and two tape marks at the end of	both
  tapes	when verifying.

EXAMPLES

   1.  To copy /dev/tape/tape0_d0 into /dev/tape/tape1_d0, enter:
	    tcopy /dev/tape/tape0_d0 /dev/tape/tape1_d0

   2.  To obtain information about /dev/tape/tape1_d0, enter:
	    tcopy /dev/tape/tape1_d0



SEE ALSO:

  Commands:  mt(1)