Sony Tape Drive

Josef Karthauser joe at
Mon Aug 16 16:41:07 BST 1999

On Mon, Aug 16, 1999 at 04:18:02PM +0100, Wood, Richard wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Steve Greenshaw [mailto:smg at]
> > Sent: 16 August 1999 16:13
> > Hmm .. tried 'tar --extract fileone'
> >From my hazy recollections of tar, DAT units and HP-UX 
> Try 'tar xvf /dev/st0', it should then extract the two files to disk.

At its simplest:
	tar cv files_to_save	# Save

	tar cv			# Restore

Tar defaults to the tape drive unless overridden with the -f flag.

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