Subject: Re: Tar Multi Volume on /dev/fd0
To: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
From: John Shardlow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/11/1994 10:03:10
> I tried to write the kernel sources to disk with "tar cvMf /dev/fd0a src"
> today. After the first disk was full tar didn't ask for a second one but
> continued to write into nirvana.
> Bug in tar or the floppy driver ?
Neither really. AFAIK tar has never worked for multi-volumes.
Sun wrote a thing called bar which allowed multi-volumes and compression
but I think they took it out when they did Solaris 2 !
Maybe GNU tar is supposed to do it but I wouldn't bet much money on it :-(