• Subject: Re: Unix Tape on AS/400
  • From: boldt@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 10:35:27 -0500

someone wrote:
>client sent us a Unix tape on a 1/4 cartridge(DC 6525, 525 MB, 1020 feet).
>The only environment on which we have 1/4 device is on our as/400.
>We need tha data( A .TAR file) on that cartridge.
>Is there a way using a Tape file to do this???

A tar file is an archive of a number of files.  Sorta like
a zip file, but not compressed.  I don't know if there is
a tar utility for the AS/400, but if you can get the file
to a Windows machine, there are tar utilities that run
there.  Perhaps you can even find one that's free.

(Sorry, I don't know what the magical incantations for
OVRTAPF are.  Tape devices have never been kind to me!)

Cheers!  Hans

Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com

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