Viewing files on tape archive

I wanted to check the list of files of a SCSI 800GB tape archive. The command I issued was "tar -t /dev/st0". Nothing was returned. Another command "tar --list /dev/st0" was made but gave the same result.

The problem is that for tar command, the parameter "-f" is extremely important. I should use "tar -tvf /dev/st0".

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