Re: [PARPORT] HP Colorado 5GB parallel port Tape Drive

Ian Soboroff (
11 Jan 2000 13:37:09 -0500

Nathan Meyers <> writes:

> To fit additional backups onto the tape, you can use the "mt" command to
> position the tape past the last thing you've put on the tape. Example:
> mt -f <tape_drive> eod

except that pt only implements the rewind mt_op (at least in 2.2.14).
to skip past a tar on a tape, you have to use tar (tar -b 64 -tf
/dev/npt0 >/dev/null).


Ian Soboroff                             
University of MD Baltimore County

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