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eof marker on tape

Posted 11-09-2010 at 10:37 PM by mervclel
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When using the 'mt' command:
I am using a linux system with a HP_Ultrium_960 (800GB) tape drive. I inadvertantly used the 'weof' command when testing and wrote an 'eof' marker at the beginning of the tape. I have used the command 'gtar -ztvf /dev/rmt/2' and get an 'unexpected end of file' prompt.
Can I reverse this 'eof' placement somehow? Also can I use commands such as the 'fsf' to read after the 'eof' marker. I need to retrieve the data.

Appreciate if someone could...
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No chlorine needed in the Linux gene pool!

Posted 11-09-2010 at 07:52 PM by rich_c

After reading Paul Hudson’s article entitled 24 things we’d change about Linux, I exchanged a few emails with him. As I understand it, his underlying point is that all the lovely diversity between Linux distros makes it hard for an experienced Linux user to provide advice/support to newer users. This, amongst other things, presents a barrier to wider adoption.

From my point of view, I came to the conclusion that the answer is to RTFM. Fortunately, ‘the fine manual’ is something...
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Almost that time of year.

Posted 11-09-2010 at 07:00 PM by peonuser

Ordered more temp sensors. Might as well since they are free. The first set should be here tomorrow.

Reluctantly, set up a mswinxp machine as a home automation controller. Had to recompile some control code. The web side was pretty much plug and play.

An old ladder and some dead motherboards are about to make a maybe geeky xmas tree?

It's turkey chili night!
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Format output to columns

Posted 11-09-2010 at 05:08 PM by jere21
Updated 10-09-2011 at 09:08 AM by jere21

Format output, e.g. postings of iptables output or /etc/mtab with column -t

Thanks to
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Interesting Linux Commands.

Posted 11-08-2010 at 11:47 PM by pinga123


1)Command to find the Installation date of O.S.
2)How to find Most Used Linux commands of your machine?
3)Blink LED of Network Card to find physical port
4)Command to scare people.
5)Prevent accident Play safe use Echo.

1)Command to find the Installation date of O.S.

Still dont remember last time you have installed an OS.
Dont worry Following command can...
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