Little endian vs. Big endian -- problems untarring a Solaris tape in Linux
Hi. We're having a problem un-tarring a tar tape in Linux that was
made under Solaris. I recall having the exact same problem when I tried
to untar a Solaris tape on an SGI. The problem was that one machine used
"little-endian" representations for numbers on the tape, while the other
The solution on the SGI was to use a special device (i.e. /dev/?????) that
allowed the tape to be read the tape properly.
The current tape device we are using is "/dev/st0". Is there a device on
Linux that will read different-endian tapes. I notice /dev/st0a, /dev/st0l,
and /dev/st0m -- should I try these? Do I need to make a new device file with
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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