[TriLUG] Mt default device
scottchilcote at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 3 10:08:13 EST 2005
Byarlay, Wayne A. wrote:
> Hi, quick linux question
> Is there any way to change the default mt device to /dev/nst0?
> Whenever I use mt to rewind a DLT tape I have to use the -f /dev/nst0
> switch, because just mt rewind defaults to /dev/tape which "does not
You can put "export TAPE=/dev/nst0" in your environment for this effect.
Also, according to the mt man page, a default device can be defined in
the file /usr/include/sys/mtio.h.
Linking /dev/tape (as has been said) is probably the easiest way though.
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