Package: mt-st / 1.1-6

30-man-page-erase.patch Patch series | download
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Author: Iustin Pop <iustin@debian.org>
Description: Improve manual page for the erase subcommand
--- a/mt.1
+++ b/mt.1
@@ -104,7 +104,9 @@
 .I count
 setmarks at current position (only SCSI tape).
 .IP erase
-Erase the tape.
+Erase the tape. Note that this is a long erase, which on modern
+(high-capacity) tapes can take many hours, and which usually can't be
+aborted.
 .IP status
 Print status information about the tape unit. (If the density code is
 "no translation" in the status output, this does not affect working of the