Talk:Create a file on magnetic tape

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Perhaps this task would be of wider interest (say people who don't have an ancient IBM mainframe in their basement) if it was defined as create a tape archive and referred to the format for unix tar.--Nigel Galloway 12:26, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Agreed. I don't see the point in just writing a program that writes to /dev/tape as it would write any other file. That's like having separate tasks for writing a file to hard drive, writing a file to usb disk, writing a file to SD card... Apart from some ancient or very specific hardware, it's an OS matter, not a language one. Arbautjc (talk) 20:42, 8 February 2016 (UTC)