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Re: ftape format warning!!!

Hi Daniel --

You asked:
> Just one question...
> Does taper implicitly call 'mt'?

Well, no.  In fact, taper does its own ioctl calls, which is why it
is behind the other general-purpose utilities in supporting a broad array
of hardware.  I spent a long time studying both taper and tob, and I'm
strongly convinced that tob is the way to go. It is a shell script which
uses well-tested utilities to do the I/O, it's got a robust archive
system, and excellent (clear) documentation.  Give it a try.

Good luck,
Susan Kleinmann

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