Subject: Re: Tar Multi Volume on /dev/fd0
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Francis Demierre <email@example.com>
Date: 10/11/1994 13:46:12
> From owner-amiga@NetBSD.ORG Tue Oct 11 10:51:51 1994
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John Shardlow)
> Subject: Re: Tar Multi Volume on /dev/fd0
> To: email@example.com (Matthias Scheler)
> Date: Tue, 11 Oct 1994 10:03:10 +0100 (BST)
> Cc: amiga@NetBSD.ORG
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> > 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 :-(
I have definitely done multi-volume diskette tar under NetBSD and it worked
fine .... Just tell the size of one volume ...