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Re: [opensuse] Why everyone should learn to use the command line
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:53:01 +0100
  • Message-id: <kh7oot$3jp$2@saturn.local.net>
Anton Aylward wrote:

James Knott said the following on 03/06/2013 10:33 AM:
Per Jessen wrote:
That's what the 'mt' command is for and that's why opensuse (as of
12.2) has it, and that's why its included with the CPIO package
and not the TAR package.
I think 'mt_st' preferred over 'mt', but I can't remember why.

Let's not forget, "tar" stands for tape archive.

Right.
And that's why, as I said, the command for manipulating tapes is
packaged with CPIO and not TAR.


mt_st is a separate package. Anyway, cpio is also an archiver, to tape
or otherwise.



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