DECtape reliability?

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Thu Nov 12 15:17:08 CST 2015

On 2015-11-12 16:27, Jon Elson wrote:
> LINCtape is essentially identical to DECtape.  I think the directory
> format is different, but I think the block format is the same.  I think
> the tapes are wound in reverse order and the order of increasing block
> numbers is reversed.

The directory format is OS dependent, and not really anything about the 
DECtape vs. LINKtape as such.
But yes, LINKtape runs in the opposite direction to DECtape.


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