backup-whatsthis(1) read an id off a tape and display it


backup-whatsthis [--list [n]]


`backup-whatsthis' is a simple script to display the TAPEID of the current tape and optionally list its contents. This script is a bit of a hack and may not be fully reliable.


[n] Print TAPEID then list archive n (default 0). Note that archives are numbered from zero.


Configuration file for the whole of chiark-backup


`backup-whatsthis' is currently hardwired to assume `cpio' type backups when listing; it could be trivially hardwired to assume `zafio' or with slightly more effort it could be done properly :->.


This Manual page was written by Matthew Vernon <[email protected]> but may be used by anyone.


Copyright (C) 1997-1998,2000-2001 Ian Jackson <[email protected]>
Copyright (C) 1999 Peter Maydell <[email protected]>
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