Zip files to multiple floppies

Phil Schaffner P.R.Schaffner at
Thu Jun 3 01:09:00 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 00:25 +0530, Parameshwara Bhat wrote:
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> But I have a great worry of this mount / unmount stuff (Konqueror has 
> troubled me a lot).I only want to know whether tar is able to access the 
> floppy device raw ( without mount / unmount cycle ).I do not know enough.

The floppy should not be mounted for use with tar, but if the user is
other than root he/she must be granted write access - typically by being
added to group floppy.  Use GUI admin tool of your choice or command

# usermod -G floppy <user>

> Additionally ( a little off track ?) I must think creators of Konquerors 
> and Nautilus'es very [KDE , GNOME]unimaginative.Why don't they write a 
> nice GUI to these advanced abilities of various linux utilities. E.g., I 
> use d4x for downloading.but I greatly deplore it's inability to import a 
> broken download,which wget does so nicely.I had halfdownloaded Knoppix,and 
> when I installed Linux,used wget to finish it through symlink across ext3 
> to vfat.Basically I miss nice GUIs here in Linux.But guys are nice making 
> up for GUIs.

Personally I'm just an old command-line guy.  GUIs are OK, look slick,
and can be convenient for appropriate functions, but will never have the
flexibility and power available at the command line.  OTOH they are
important to the goal of world domination, so hopefully the nice guys
can make them work better than the ones from Redmond. ;^)

> Parameshwara Bhat


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