[svlug] fstab tape stuff
Seth David Schoen
schoen at loyalty.org
Fri May 26 09:27:19 PDT 2000
dfox at belvdere.vip.best.com writes:
> > I backed up a 1.6 gig partition in about 20 minutes. However, with
> > tar t /dev/st0, I never got a listing of the archive?
> To see what's there, you'll need to include the -v flag. Otherwise, tar
> just reads from the device. Thus, 'tar -tf' is not very useful, since it
> doesn't give you any output, and it doesn't extract. Useful, though, if
> you want to move the tape, I guess.
> What you probably want to type is 'tar -tvf /dev/st0'.
Hmmm, my GNU tar gives file listings from "tar tf".
It's other commands, like "c" and "x", that require a "v" in order to
list files. "tar tv" adds _more_ information about files (like an
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