Utilities for PDP-10 Tapes

These utilities allow the manipulation of PDP-10 tapes under Unix or similar systems. They have been (minimally) tested under Red Hat Linux 5.2, but should work on other systems.

They are distributed under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's General Public License, Version 2. If you agree to the terms of the license, you may download them.


tapeutils is a set of utility programs using a tapeio library (included) to work with any mix of local tape drives, remote tape drives (using rmt), and tape image files in John Wilson's format.

The utilities include:

Copy tapes - useful for copying tapes between drives or to/from image files, while preserving record lengths and file marks.
Inspect the contents of a tape
Extract files or list directories of TOPS-10 'BACKUP' tapes. It is based on an earlier program simply called backup. The original author is unknown.
Extract files or list directories of TOPS-20 'DUMPER' tapes. Originally by Jim Guyton, modified by Jay Lepreau.
Download tapeutils-0.6.tar.gz ( 28K, Thursday, 07-Dec-2000 16:41:34 MST)
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Last updated December 7, 2000

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