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Section - -38- How should I set up my tape drive so tar's 'r' and 'u' options work?

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Date: 09 Jan 1994 00:00:01 EST

  Sara Kunz <kunz@binah.cc.brandeis.edu> writes:  Use the variable
  block size tape devices. These are called /dev/rmt/tps0d#nsv and
  /dev/rmt/tps0d#nrnsv, where '#' is the tape's SCSI device number. If
  the tape drive is properly attached (it should appear in 'hinv's
  listing), saying '/dev/MAKEDEV tps' should create the devices for
  you. If the tape drive in question is the tape drive with the lowest
  SCSI ID, '/dev/MAKEDEV tapelinks' will link the appropriate devices
  to /dev/tape and /dev/nrtape.  Note that appending is physically
  possible only on 9-track and DAT tapes.

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