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|Developer(s)||AT&T Bell Laboratories|
|Initial release||November 1973|
|Operating system||Unix and Unix-like|
The dump command is a program on Unix and Unix-like operating systems used to back up file systems. It operates on blocks, below filesystem abstractions such as files and directories. Dump can back up a file system to a tape or another disk. It is often used across a network by piping its output through bzip2 then SSH.
dump [-0123456789acLnSu] [-B records] [-b blocksize] [-C cachesize] [-D dumpdates] [-d density] [-f file | -P pipecommand] [-h level] [-s feet] [-T date] filesystem
dump -W | -w
- "dump.c". Bitsavers' Software Archive. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
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