# T-RETENSION

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-RETENSION command retensions a cartridge tape by fast forwarding to end of tape, (EOT), and then rewinding back to beginning of tape, (BOT). The use of T-RETENSION is recommended before reading a cartridge tape.

The command has the general form:

T-RETENSION {CHANNEL=channel}
1

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

# Note

T-RETENSION should only be used with streaming cartridge tapes or other tape devices capable of retensioning the device.

An example of use is as:

T-RETENSION
1

to retension a streaming cartridge tape.

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