Subject: Re: Tar Multi Volume on /dev/fd0
To: None <>
From: Karl Ivar Dahl <>
List: amiga
Date: 10/12/1994 16:00:51
>> Neither really. AFAIK tar has never worked for multi-volumes.
>I used tar with multi volume option for half an year to transport files
>from the Sun workstations at our university to my Amiga home.

Well, then your tar must have been a Gnutar in disguise :)
Tar does not support multi-volumes at all. I have done quite
a lot research on that after I bought a Tape-drive. Well, 
actually before I bought the drive. I was raving mad since
gnutar on the Amiga did not support multi-volume creation
(Which it does under Unix), so I bought the tapedrive.

>From the MAN file of tar:
     tar saves and restores multiple files on a single file (usually a

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