Fri Dec 31 13:28:00 GMT 1999
> Adam Shepard wrote:
> I'm trying to use cygwin1 with tape/tar support with a SCSI Quantum
> DLT tape drive running under NT 4.0.
> tar tvf /dev/rmt0
> will list the contents of the tape (a tar archive), but when I try to
> extract or list specific file names, as in
> tar xvf /dev/rmt0 file1.bz2
> tar tvf /dev/rmt0 file1.bz2
> for files that are on the tape, the tape just reads to eot and then
this works for me. Are you sure that you have used the exact
filename? If the file is stored as eg. "foo/bar/file1.bz2", tar
doesn't list (or extract) the file if you only search for
"file1.bz2". Try it again with the full path. And remember:
If not given the option `-P' or `--absolute-names', tar strips
leading slashes to avoid absolute paths.
> output of mount is:
> Device Directory Type Flags
> tape0 tape native text!=binary
> Tape0 /tape0 native text!=binary
> tape0 /mnt/tape native text!=binary
> \\.\tape0 /dev/rmt0 native text=binary
You know that the first three entries in the mount table are...
hmm... disfunctional, do you?!?
BTW: To use the tape as norewind device, add a mount table entry
with a leading "n" in the device name:
mount -b -s //./tape0 /dev/nrmt0
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