SUMMARY: help: ANSI tape

From: Bin Zhao (
Date: Tue Feb 07 1995 - 02:12:11 CST

Sorry for this late SUMMARY. I just want to make sure it works before
I send out the SUMMARY. About a week ago, I asked how to cut a ANSI
format 9-track tape on the Sun system. I got a lot of help from this
list and the solution is to use a program called ansitape as many
people suggested. Thanks for the help from the following people.
John Valdes even sent me the src, saving me the time of getting them.
Thanks John.


   scheuerm@rzsun00.Uni-Trier.DE (Horst Scheuermann) (Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child})
   Horst Scheuermann <scheuerm@rzsun00.Uni-Trier.DE>
   rauthenberg@HHI.DE (Stefan Rauthenberg) (Glenn Popelka)
   Ric Anderson <>
   Nate Itkin <>
   John Valdes <> (Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child}) (Chuck Barrett) (Rodney C. Peck) (Sean Boran (4428))
   Jeff Redden <>
   "Brian T. Shelden" <> (Phil Blanchfield) (Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child})
   George Pallas <>
   Dave Fetrow <>

Original message:

On Jan 31, 5:09pm, Bin Zhao wrote: } Subject: help: ANSI tape } Hi, } } I am trying to make an ANSI format 9-track tape on one of our Sun systems } running 4.1.3. The tape will be read on a Stratus machine running VOS } which I know little about. So far, I have not been able to do } it successfully. The guys in the Stratus machine just can't read the tape } and they said they couldn't even "mount" it. I suppose I did not make the } headers right -- either the format of the headers or the way I wrote them } to the tape was not right. Basically, from the documentation I got (ANSI } Tape Standard), it requires some labels and then the data, and then the EOV } label. And between them are the so-called "tape marks" which I just } take it as the file mark on UNIX. I created the headers using a small } Perl script and then used dd to write the headers and the data and the } EOV label to the tape. Any information or pointers or any "RTHM" } directions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. }

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