AMMT(8)                                                                AMMT(8)


       ammt - AMANDA version of mt


       ammt [-d] [-f | -t | device] command [count]


       Ammt provides just enough of the standard UNIX mt command for the needs
       of AMANDA. This is handy when doing a full restore and the standard  mt
       program has not yet been found.

       Ammt  also  provides  access  to the AMANDA output drivers that support
       various tape simulations.

       See the amanda(8) man page for more details about AMANDA. See the  OUT-
       PUT  DRIVERS  section  of  amanda(8) for more information on the AMANDA
       output drivers.


       -d     Turn on debugging output.

       -f device
              Access tape device device. If not specified, the  TAPE  environ-
              ment variable is used.

       -t device
              Same as -f.

       command count
              Which command to issue, and an optional count of operations.


       Each command may be abbreviated to whatever length makes it unique.

       eof|weof count
              Write count (default: 1) end of file marks (tapemarks).

       fsf count
              Skip forward count (default: 1) files.

       bsf count
              Skip backward count (default: 1) files.

       asf count
              Position  to file number count (default: 0) where zero is begin-
              ning of tape. This is the same as a rewind  followed  by  a  fsf

       rewind Rewind to beginning of tape.

              Rewind  to beginning of tape and unload the tape from the drive.

       status Report status information about the drive. Which data  reported,
              and  what  it means, depends on the underlying operating system,
              and may include:

              ONLINE Indicates the drive is online and ready.

                     Indicates the drive is offline or not ready.

              BOT    Indicates the drive is at beginning of tape.

              EOT    Indicates the drive is at end of tape.

                     Indicates the tape is write protected.

              ds     Device status.

              er     Error register.

              fileno Current tape file number.

              blkno  Current tape block number file.


              Many systems only report good data when a tape is in  the  drive
              and ready.


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