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Old 20 May 2002, 13:17   #10
Hittin' the hardware...

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Of course, that's what a tar file is... commonly compressed with gzip to make a tar.gz file. However, as well as storing as a file, the tar utility can write to tape drives too. Actually, I can't think of any reason why dd wouldn't work with a tape drive as well so not even intermediate storage is required...
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