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UNIX Operating Environment

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

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

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


copies the specified input file to the specified output device.


specifies the input file (or transport file).


specifies the output file (or tape device).


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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