9.3. Summary

Here's a list of the commands involving file backup:

Table 9-1. Backup commands

bzip2A block-sorting file compressor.
cdrecordRecord audio or data Compact Disks from a master.
ddConvert and copy a file
fdformatLow-level formats a floppy disk.
gzipCompress or expand files.
mcopyCopy MSDOS files to/from UNIX.
mdirDisplay an MSDOS directory.
mformatAdd an MSDOS file system to a low-level formatted floppy disk.
mkbootdiskCreates a stand-alone boot floppy for the running system.
mountMount a file system (integrate it with the current file system by connecting it to a mount point).
tarTape archiving utility, also used for making archives on disk instead of on tape.
umountUnmount file systems.