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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 dis-
       plays information about the sizes of records and tape files.  If a des-
       tination  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:


       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWesu


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

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



SunOS 5.10                        10 Mar 2000                         tcopy(1)