SCSI tape question
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Fri Dec 12 11:29:45 CST 2014
On 12/12/2014 09:10 AM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> Two tape marks is just a convention used by some software to indicate
> the logical EOT. It has no special meaning for the hardware. In fact,
> standard ANSI formatted tapes can legally contain two consecutive tape
> marks without it being the EOT. ANSI instead have a special record to
> indicate EOT.
Old tapes are extremely variable on their use of ANSI labels, so when
archiving, I'll read as far as possible (i.e. either to EOT or a "blank
And then there's Unix/Linux and many other OSes that don't give a fig
about ANSI labels.
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