On 10/17/09, Jerry McAllister <jerr...@msu.edu> wrote: <snip> > You do not need to. dump alrady writes that when it finishes each time. > If you to that, you will get a second one at that location. > > You do not need to do the rewind and mt fsf between each dump. I just > do it to make it very clear to myself in my scripts what I am expecting > and that I am doing it right. > > ////jerry
<snip> If dump is the tool for tapes, and tar is named after tape archives... Do both of these utilities write the *proper* EOF to whatever medium it's writing to? I bring this up, because dump can also write to a file on a formatted FS. Does the file end with this same EOF? What does tar do? Why have a mt weof function if it's useless? I'm loosing the logic in this one, trying to make sure things work as they should. I admit tapes on bsd are so foreign to me, I might as well be speaking $another-language. Please help. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"