[svlug] What is a non-rewinding tapedrive?
mikeo at redhillstudios.com
Thu Jan 4 13:19:01 PST 2001
Ooh, that makes perfect sense. Thanks a ton. -m
>> What is a non-rewinding tape drive? Apparently some are rewinding and
>> others are non-rewinding. How do I find out what type my drive is? (Quantum
>> DLT 4000)
> This generally is dictated by the device interface, not the hardware
> /dev/nst0 is the non-rewinding interface to SCSI Tape 0 on my system.
> /dev/st0 is the rewinding interface to SCSI Tape 0.
> Both device files access the same physical hardware.
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