Tape retensioning

James R. Howard jrh at mustang.dell.com
Thu Jan 11 08:23:26 AEST 1990

> Hi,
> I just got my 150 Mb tape drive running under ISC 386/ix 2.0.2.
> I wanted to retension some new tapes, prior to using them for data.
> So, i tried the Xenix command:
> 	tape reten
> But I couldn't find anything like this for ISC.  The man(8) page
> only gave me details of the driver, but no info on simple
> utilities for tape handling.  So, I whipped up a 7 line C program
> that simply used the ioclt for a TAPE_RETEN (see tape(8)).

What's wrong with the following:

tapecntl -t

This will retension a tape just fine.

James R. Howard                

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