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Re: cygwin cpio with tape support?

On Fri, 7 Jul 2006, Beauchamp, Warren J wrote:

> Hi,
> I have poked around on the web trying to find this for a while and am
> out of luck.
> I have a DAT drive on a Win2000 server, have installed the latest build
> of cygwin(1.5.20), and am able to mount and access the DAT drive with mt
> and tar but not with cpio. There's a cpio archive on the tape I need to
> read. I have seen references to cygwin builds of cpio that contain tape
> support. Can you point me in the right direction for the current
> binaries?

Can you access the drive with dd?  You should be able to use dd to write
the archive to stdout, and then pipe it to "cpio -i"...
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