Category : OS/2 Files
Archive   : GTAK212.ZIP
Filename : README.ABS

Output of file : README.ABS contained in archive : GTAK212.ZIP
Version 2.10

$Id: readme.abs,v 1.7 1993/01/16 17:36:21 ak Exp $ OS/2 binaries and source

Consisting of:

A SCSI tape device driver based on the ADD interface (no ASPI

A SCSI tape device driver based on the OS2SCSI.DMD interface,
mainly intended for the IBM PS/2 SCSI adapter.

A SCSI tape device driver based on the ASPI interface. OS/2
syslevel >= 2.00.1 (Service Pack) required.

A SCSI tape control program.

A port of GNU tar 1.10 to OS/2 2.0, with tape support and quick
file access added.


Support for HPFS filenames and extended attributes.

Complete tape control.

Full compatibility to Unix tar.

Quick file access via tape directories for SCSI-2, Tandberg
SCSI-1 streamers and some others.

True incremental backups either by date or by the archive bit.

Optional compression.

Can read and write non-DOS diskettes compatible to Unix.


OS/2 2.0.

SCSI tape drive.

SCSI adapter with true SCSI driver. Tested ok: Adaptec 154x, 174x,
Future-Domain, DPT2011, IBM SCSI 32-bit.

Some knowledge of the Unix tar program, a Unix manual with a page on
tar or the ability to read an outdated TeX documentation :-).

  3 Responses to “Category : OS/2 Files
Archive   : GTAK212.ZIP
Filename : README.ABS

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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