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VMSBACKUP(1)		    General Commands Manual		  VMSBACKUP(1)

       vmsbackup - read	a VMS backup tape

       vmsbackup  -{tx}[cdevwB][s  setnumber][f	 tapefile][b blocksize]	[ name
       ... ]

       vmsbackup reads a VMS generated backup tape, converting	the  files  to
       Unix  format  and  writing the files to disc.  The default operation of
       the program is to go through an entire tape, extracting every file  and
       writing it to disc.  This may be	modified by the	following options.

       b blocksize
	       Use blocksize as	the blocksize to read the saveset with.

       B       Extract files in	binary mode.

       c       Use  complete filenames,	including the version number.  A colon
	       and the octal version number will be appended to	all filenames.
	       A  colon, rather	than a semicolon, is used since	the Unix Shell
	       uses the	semicolon as the line separator.  Using	a  colon  pre-
	       vents  the user from having to escape the semicolon when	refer-
	       encing the filename.  This option is useful only	when  multiple
	       versions	 of  the same file are on a single tape	or when	a file
	       of the same name	already	exists in the  destination  directory.
	       The default is to ignore	version	numbers.

       d       use the directory structure from	VMS, the default value is off.

       e       Process	all filename extensions.  Since	this program is	mainly
	       intended	to move	source code and	possibly data from a DEC  sys-
	       tem  to a Unix system, the default is to	ignore all files whose
	       filename	extension specifies system dependent data.   The  file
	       types  which will be ignored, unless the	e option is specified,

		 exe	 VMS executable	file
		 lib	 VMS object library file
		 obj	 RSX object file
		 odl	 RSX overlay description file
		 olb	 RSX object library file
		 pmd	 RSX post mortem dump file
		 stb	 RSX task symbol table file
		 sys	 RSX bootable system file
		 tsk	 RSX executable	task file

       f       Use the next argument in	the command line as the	tape device to
	       be used,	rather than the	default.

	       If  vmsbackup  is  compiled with	the remote tape	option and the
	       file name has the form system[.user]:/dev/???   vmsbackup  will
	       use  the	 tape  drive /dev/??? on the remote system system, via
	       rsh(1), and rmt(8).  The	optional user portion of the  pathname
	       specifies the login name	to use on the remote system.  If it is
	       not supplied, the current user's	login name will	be  used.   In
	       all  the	 cases,	the user must have the appropriate permissions
	       on the remote machine, in order to use this facility.  The  de-
	       fault is	/dev/rmt8 (drive 0, raw	mode, 1600 bpi).  This must be
	       a raw mode tape device.

       s saveset
	       Process only the	given saveset number.

       t       Produce a table of contents (a directory	listing) on the	 stan-
	       dard output of the files	on tape.

       v       Verbose	output.	  Normally  vmsbackup  does its	work silently.
	       The verbose option will cause the filenames of the files	 being
	       read from tape to disk to be output on the standard output.

       w       vmsbackup  prints the action to be taken	followed by file name,
	       then wait for user confirmation.	If a word beginning  with  `y'
	       is  given,  the	action is done.	Any other input	means don't do

       x       extract the named files from the	tape.

       The optional
	       name argument specifies one or more filenames  to  be  searched
	       for  specifically  on  the  tape	and only those files are to be
	       processed.  The name may	contain	the usal sh(1) meta-characters
	       *?![] 0n.



       The filename match uses the complete VMS	file names.

       John Douglas Carey
       Sven-Ove	Westberg



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