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ARFF(8V)                                                              ARFF(8V)



NAME
       arff, flcopy - archiver and copier for floppy

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

DESCRIPTION
       Arff  saves and restores files on the console floppy disk.  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 func-
       tion modifiers.  Other arguments to the command are file names specify-
       ing which files are to be dumped or restored.

       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 compo-
       nent 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 ar-
                 chive 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.

       c         causes  arff  to create a new directory on the floppy, effec-
                 tively 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.

       Arff  may  also  be used with the console TU58 cassettes on the 11/730.
       To do so, the m key must be specified.   Normally, the f  key  is  also
       used.

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

SEE ALSO
       fl(4), rx(4), rxformat(8V)

AUTHORS
       Keith Sklower, Richard Tuck

BUGS
       Floppy errors are handled ungracefully; Arff does not handle multi-seg-
       ment rt11 directories.



4th Berkeley Distribution        18 July 1983                         ARFF(8V)