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Old 09-23-2008, 01:15 AM   #1
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tape contents view


can i view all file/contents on Tape drive? when i type it shows only single file, where as there are two files on disk

[root@Server ~]# tar -tvf /dev/nst0
-rw-r--r-- root/root 6957088970 2008-09-11 21:36:31 daily-09-11.tar.gz

[root@Server ~]# tar -tvf /dev/st0 fsf 1

[root@Server ~]# tar -tvf /dev/nst0
-rw-r--r-- root/root 8957088970 2008-09-14 11:00:28 week-09-14.tar.gz
Can i list all files using single command ?

Old 09-23-2008, 08:57 AM   #2
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The -f Option on the tar command specifies a file. By default tar (i.e. tape archive) assumes a tape. Simply do not include the -f option

tar -tv
and go for a coffee.



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