ERASE(8)ERASE(8)NAMEerase - erase a tape
SYNOPSISerase [ -sr ] -a b.t.l
The erase program will send the SCSI ERASE command to the named device,
using the LONG erase option unless the optional -s argument is speci‐
OPTIONS-s Uses the SHORT erase option, rather than the LONG option. LONG
is used by default.
-r sends a REWIND command to the named device prior to issuing an
-a This is a required argument, and must be used to select a spe‐
cific ordinal SCSI address (see libscsi(8)) for the device that
has the tape.
Be careful! This command destroys data! It does not prompt you to see
whether you are sure you want to do this.
SEE ALSOlibscsi(8)NetWorker 7.3.2 Aug 23, 06 ERASE(8)