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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

Purpose: Re-tensions, rewinds, or skips forward SCSI tapes.
Format: MAGTAPE [DEVICE=<devicename>] [UNIT=<n>] [RET | RETENSION] [REW | REWIND] [SKIP=<n>]
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.


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

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Revised: February 9, 2006.