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accessing 8mm drive from PERL.

accessing 8mm drive from PERL.

accessing 8mm drive from PERL.

(OP)
I,m trying to access a 8mm tape containing a binary file using open then read, the tape accesses,but read alway returns 0 records. I'm running on a Sun Sparc2 under solaris OS. Can any one help?
Thanks
Frankie

RE: accessing 8mm drive from PERL.

(OP)
I can read the tape with dd. I can also read the file created by dd using the same PERL program using the insert and read instructions. Processing the file yeilds the expected results, i.e. I know the data format record size etc. But if I try reading the tape directly no records are found.

Thanks for the reply
Frankie.

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