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RE: [SLUG] OT: FreeBSD and tape drives.
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] OT: FreeBSD and tape drives.
- From: Jill Rowling <Rowling@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Jul 20 13:26:34 2000
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.
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.
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> -----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