[plug] Non-rewinding devices under Linux

Greg Bastow greg at networx.net.au
Sat Oct 10 13:39:42 WST 1998

On Sat, 10 Oct 1998, Paul Wilson wrote:
> On other Unixen (Digital, HP, AIX etc) SCSI tape devices have an entry in
> /dev which refers to the device in 'non rewind mode' - for example, the
> normal (rewinding device) might be :
> 	/dev/s0t0d0
> and the non-rewinding device would be :
> 	/dev/s0t0d0n
> Linux doesn't have the equivalent device, so how do I do the same thing?

If you search for "rewind" in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/devices.txt
you should find descriptions of what each device is.
also, /usr/doc/<backup-util-of-choice> should contain some info.

-Greg Mildenhall

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