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BTNtape - AmigaDOS handler for SCSI tape drives
3.0, March 14, 1994
Bob Rethemeyer (drBob@cup.portal.com)
BTNtape is the "Better Than Nothing" AmigaDOS handler to access your SCSI
tape drive from application programs. It can be used with Amiga TAR
to do disk backup and restore and exchange data with Un*x boxes.
This is version 3.0, an update to version 2.1. Includes C source code.
Some of the features added since version 2.1:
File number tracking, could be used to make a tape directory.
Optional safety modes: read-only and append-only.
Limited error recovery allows continuing after media errors.
Options to rewind and/or eject tape when the file closes.
Fixed bad decoding of board# and LUN from 3-digit unit number.
Write at end of file writes only the necessary number of blocks.
Read at end of file returns all the data.
More than 256 files per tape.
Fixed incompatibility with Steve Koren's Job Manager (JM).
See the changes.doc file for a complete list of fixes and enhancements.
SCSI tape drive (sequential or direct-access).
SCSI host adapter which provides SCSI-direct API.
Aminet - (wuarchive.wustl.edu) and it mirror sites.
BTNtape is FREEWARE.
The BTNtape v3.0 package is freely distributable provided the
entire package is kept together and unmodified. The source
code is copyrighted by Robert Rethemeyer. See the readme.first
file for disclaimer and further details.