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mtape is a utility provided in the Midas package for tape manipulation.
mtape [-f tape_device] [-d file] [-v] command [count] [last]
Following commands are available:
status Print status information about tape rewind Rewind tape eof,weof Write <count> End-of-File marks at the current tape position fsf,ff Forward spaces <count> files fsr,fr Forward spaces <count> records bsf,bf Backspaces <count> files bsr,br Backspaces <count> records rewind Rewind tape offline Places the tape offline (unload) online Places the tape online (load) seod Space to end of recorded data
Following commands only work with tapes written in MIDAS format:
dir List next [count] runs on MIDAS tape backup Copy runs with numbers [count] to [last] from disk to tape. If [-d file] is not given, runxxxxx.mid is used where xxxxx is the run number. If [file] contains %05d, it is replaced by the run number. restore Copy next [count] files from tape to disk. If [-d file] is not given, runxxxxx.mid is used where xxxxx is the run number. If [file] contains %05d, it is replaced by the run number.