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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4551- August 27, 2013 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4551- August 27, 2013

REWIND A TAPE FAST


What's the fastest way to rewind a tape without
using "mt" or other tape software?

From a bourne or korn shell, Just type:

$ < /dev/[tapedevice]
$ < /dev/rst8

and watch it rewind...

This tip generously supported by: ulli@ucrc.org

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