Home Page The Club Computers News Links Glossary EYAWTK
Before Amiga Background ICS OCS ECS AGA ??? PPC
U-Boot SLB Linux Amiga OS Dual Boot Motherboards Peripherals Other
Initialisation Installation OS4 Updates About OS4 File Systems Networking Printing Other
Introduction File System Workbench Preferences Commands Error Msgs Miscellaneous

AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

MAGTAPE AmigaDOS
Purpose: Re-tensions, rewinds, or skips forward SCSI tapes.
Format: MAGTAPE [DEVICE=<devicename>] [UNIT=<n>] [RET | RETENSION] [REW | REWIND] [SKIP=<n>]
Template: DEVICE/K, UNIT/N/K, RET=RETENSION/S, REW=REWIND/S, SKIP/N/K
Path: C:MAGTAPE
MAGTAPE re-tensions, rewinds, or skips forward SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) tapes.

By default, MAGTAPE uses SCSI device unit 4. To change the default, you must use both the DEVICE and UNIT keywords.

The RET | RETENSION option runs the tape to the end and rewinds it. The REW | REWIND option rewinds the tape. The SKIP <n> option skips <n> files on the tape.

MAGTAPE tests to see if the unit is ready before sending the command. If your tape is not on-line, repeat the command.

Example:

3.OS4:> MAGTAPE DEVICE second_scsi.device UNIT 0 REW


Return to Commands Selection

Disclaimer: Amiga Auckland have prepared the above information for the use of its members based on our experiences and as such is subject to revision at any time. Amiga Auckland cannot guarantee any of the information and cannot be held accountable for any issues that may result from using it.


Copyright 2006 Amiga Auckland Inc. All rights reserved.
Revised: February 9, 2006.