Piping output of tar(1) into another tar(1) command

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Nov 21 07:02:26 GMT 2006

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Jonathan Schneider wrote:
>> with anything reasonable.  However dd defaults to doing IO in 512byte
>> blocks, and you'll make the whole process a tad more efficient by
>> upping the block size so you're doing fewer but larger writes to the
>> tape device.
> As I always say to people, use the cp command. It's easier on the
> fingers and defaults to blocks of several k usually.

I'm curious as to exactly how you manage to direct the output of cp(1)
into a tape device?



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