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Post by mark rout » Sat, 11 Feb 1995 07:02:43



help me please,

I'm on the verge of pulling my hair out.

all i'm trying to do is extract some file from a TAR acheive. (not that hard !)
but all i'm getting is a device error on

/dev/rmt0

but I don't known what it is. it's symbolically linked to the file /dev/st0
but I don't know what that is either...

I'm running 1.1.59 from ftp.demon.co.uk
i've got the "N" series of disks loaded, which i think include premade dev
block and character files ??.

Can some one help me as I can't download anything.

I've tried reinstalling slackware but it just comes up with the same prob.

Cheers

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Post by Steve Kersl » Sun, 12 Feb 1995 00:58:27


: help me please,

: I'm on the verge of pulling my hair out.

: all i'm trying to do is extract some file from a TAR acheive. (not that hard !)
: but all i'm getting is a device error on

If you're trying to extract from an archive (.tar) file, you need to use:
        tar xf [filename]
or, if it's a gzipped tar file (.tgz or .tar.gz), use:
        tar zxf [filename]

If a file is not supplied (or the f option is missing), tar will by default
assume that the archive is stored on tape - in particular:

: /dev/rmt0

... which is magnetic tape number 0, also known as:

: but I don't known what it is. it's symbolically linked to the file /dev/st0

... SCSI tape 0.

Look at the manual page for tar(1) for further details/corrections in case
I messed up again... ;)

Hope that clears things up a bit..

Steve.

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Post by Pixelate » Sat, 11 Feb 1995 23:40:50




>help me please,
>I'm on the verge of pulling my hair out.

goodness.  Don't do that. :)

Quote:>all i'm trying to do is extract some file from a TAR acheive. (not that
>hard !)
>but all i'm getting is a device error on
>/dev/rmt0

it's a tape drive.

Quote:>but I don't known what it is. it's symbolically linked to the file /dev/st0
>but I don't know what that is either...

try "tar -xvf file.tar" and your problems should go away.  Then you should
read man tar--there's lots of useful stuff in there.

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Post by Andries Brouw » Wed, 15 Feb 1995 06:27:20


: I'm on the verge of pulling my hair out.
: all i'm trying to do is extract some file from a TAR acheive
: (not that hard !) but all i'm getting is a device error on
: /dev/rmt0.

I don't know about acheives, but you might try something
along the lines of "tar xvf xyz.tar" to get everything,
or "tar xvfz linux-1.1.90.tar.gz linux/README ..." to get
just the specified files.
Without the f option tar (`tape archiver') will use your
tape device /dev/rmt0, probably not what you want.

 
 
 

1. rsh machine -n 'command >&/dev/null </dev/null &'

My copy of the Unix FAQ suggests syntax like this

            rsh machine -n 'command >&/dev/null </dev/null &'

for running rsh (assuming I use csh on the remote machine, and
something similar if I use sh remotely).  This has always worked
fine for me under SunOS 4.1.2.

My question is: Will this magic necessary under Solaris 2.X?

Many thanks!
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