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Old 07-11-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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viewing contents of tape


Hi all,
i would like to view the contents of Tape on Solaris 10
i issued the following command
Code:
tar -tvf /dev/rmt/0m
i'm getting the following error
Code:
bash-3.00# tar -tvf /dev/rmt/1m
tar: tape read error
by the way the reference to the command is on sun's wiki
any alternatives
Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-11-2009, 08:50 AM   #2
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You could try using the dd utility to extract the file from the tape and put it on a disk.
Code:
dd if=/dev/rmt/0m of=tapefile.tar bs=32768 conv=notrunc,noerror
Then you can use the tar utility on the file that you extracted.
Code:
tar -tf tarfile.tar
BTW using t and v in the same tar command doesn't make any sense because they both do the same thing but are used under different circumstances.

BBTW you did a generally good job writing your post. I would only recommend that you remove any command prompts that are displayed in a terminal window. In particular the "bash-3.00#" prompt should be removed when you type a post. This is because removing the prompt makes reading your post a lot easier. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-11-2009, 12:34 PM   #3
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BTW using t and v in the same tar command doesn't make any sense because they both do the same thing but are used under different circumstances.
They actually do different things.
t = list the content of the archive
v = provide verbose information (might be used with c, r, t, u or x)
 
Old 07-11-2009, 12:38 PM   #4
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Hi all,
i would like to view the contents of Tape on Solaris 10
How was the tape written, if at all ?
Tar isn't the only way to write a tape.
 
Old 07-11-2009, 04:08 PM   #5
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first of all thanks both of you jlliagre and stress_junkie for your helpful repiles
it was wrriten with
Code:
tar
as follows

Code:
tar cf /dev/rmt/0hc /usr/local/vmail/scu/*.* &
and

Code:
tar cvf /dev/rmt/0 usr/local/vmail/*.*
 
  


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