Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 171339
mt man page misdescribes fsfm and bsfm arguments
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:10:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
The operation of the fsfm and bsfm arguments is mis-described in the mt man page.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Read the mt man page.
Actual Results: The man page includes this description:
bsfm Backward space count files. The tape is positioned on the first
block of the next file.
... and similarly for fsfm.
Expected Results: The bsfm description should say that "The tape is positioned on the first block of the previous file.", and that fsfm moves to the next file.
Even that description is a bit misleading, in that to re-read a tape file that you've just read requires a "bsfm 2" to return to the beginning of the just-read file. Perhaps something brief description of how file marks are used in tape positioning would be in order.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 171340 ***