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UNIX Operating Environment

Example: Copying the Transport File from Tape to Disk at the Target Computer

In order to copy a transport file from tape to disk at the target computer, issue the UNIX dd command. Here is an example:

dd if=/dev/tape1 of=tranfile bs=8000


copies the specified input file to the specified output device.


specifies the input file (or tape device).


specifies the output file.


specifies the input file and output file block size as 8000.

See the UNIX dd (1) manual page for more details.

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