foreign tape recognition

Corinna Vinschen
Sun Jun 17 15:09:00 GMT 2001

On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 03:12:05PM -0500, Stephen Hansen wrote:
> The problem I'm having  is that the cygwin tar command isn't recognizing
> a
> tar tape made on a UNIX machine.  The -c option works, but -t and -x
> options
> produce the following:
>  tar:  /dev/nt0: Cannot read: Permission denied
>  tar:  At beginning of tape, quitting now
>  tar:  Error is not recoverable: exiting now

If you don't know the blocksize of the tapes written on your
UNIX box, try variable blocksize:

	mt setblk 0


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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