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Re: [opensuse] Tar Read volume label only
Paul --

...and then Paul Groves said...
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% I could do tar -tvf /dev/st0 to get the table of contents which has
% the volume label at the top.
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% But is there a way just to read ONLY the volume label with tar?

Is the object to get fewer bytes? As long as it's the only file on the
tape and you don't need to scan ahead to the next one (but that would
probably be dev nrst0 anyway), how about dd to pull just the first block
or two?


HTH & Happy Holidays

:-D
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David T-G
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See http://justpickone.org/davidtg/tofu.txt


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