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PTC MKS Toolkit Knowledge Base

Section:IO
Product:MKS Toolkit (All)
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OS:All
Keywords:tape, tar
Category:Utilities/Knowledge Base


How do I refer to my tape devices using the PTC MKS Toolkit tape utilities?


The Toolkit tape utilities recognize names in the form /dev/mtX as tape devices. The letter X is a number starting at zero and corresponding to the order in which tape drives are connected to your system. So for the first or only tape drive use /dev/mt0. You can also use the name /dev/nmtX if you do not want the tape to be rewound at the end of the operation.