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RE: [SLUG] OT: FreeBSD and tape drives.

You probably need to rummage round /dev rather than /proc
Also man tar on their machine will probably tell you the default tape device
eg /dev/rmt0 or /dev/mt or whatever.
mt status
should tell you the status of the default tape drive and whether a tape is
man mt for other things.
These tools are fairly consistent amongst the various flavours of Unix but
the device naming isn't.



Jill Rowling
Senior Design Engineer & Unix System Administrator
Electronic Engineering Department, Aristocrat Technologies
3rd Floor, 77 Dunning Ave Rosebery NSW 2018
Phone:	(02) 9697-4484		Fax:	(02) 9663-1412
Email:	rowling@xxxxxxxxxx

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	George Vieira [SMTP:georgev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> I have telnetted to a FreeBSD machine and I need to
> know if it has a tape drive or not