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

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Nov 21 07:11:38 GMT 2006

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Matthew Seaman wrote:
> 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?

Uhhh... ENCOFFEE.  I mean how you manage to use cp(1) in a pipeline to
direct the output in the tape device.

	Too early in the morning.


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