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Re: [opensuse] Why everyone should learn to use the command line
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:08:46 +0100
  • Message-id: <kh9sfu$979$1@saturn.local.net>
Anders Johansson wrote:

On Wednesday 06 March 2013 16:25:13 Per Jessen wrote:
Anton Aylward wrote:
James Knott said the following on 03/06/2013 08:26 AM:
Anders Johansson wrote:
It didn't say which version of tar. Solaris tar doesn't accept
the same flags as GNU tar (e.g. it doesn't come with builtin
support for zip and bzip2, or at least it didn't last time I
looked at it)

...but it works on my machine at home!!

And it's great for backing up to your mag tape stands. ;-)

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.

st stands for scsi tape, if your tape drive isn't scsi, you should
probably be using mt


Ah, that's right, thanks. (are there really any non-SCSI tape drives
out there?)


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