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I am using mt utility to write a data on LTO 5,Data stored at sequentially on the tape and file will be identified by File 1, 2 ,3 I want to read the file 3 for that I am using fsf and bsf but I am confused.

If I run mt -f /dev/nst0 fsf 1 then its goes to next file but how can I traverse directly to file no 3 , Its confusing me.

  • If your tape drive supports it, you can do mt -f /dev/nst0 asf 3. "a" stands for "absolute positioning". – Mark Plotnick Feb 11 '16 at 15:15

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