# T-ERASE

Updated: 10/19/2020, 10:24:56 AM
Created: 10/19/2020, 10:24:56 AM
Last Updated By: Daniel Klein
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# Description

The T-ERASE command erases a cartridge tape and re-positions it at the beginning of tape, (BOT). The use of T-ERASE is recommended before writing data to a cartridge tape. The command takes the general form:

T-ERASE {CHANNEL=channel}
1

where channel is the specific channel attachment (0-9).

# Note

T-ERASE should only be used with streaming cartridge tapes or other tape devices capable of erasing the device.
The command will fail if the media has not been made write enabled.

An example of use is as:

T-ERASE
1

to erase a streaming cartridge tape of all data.

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