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Wan someone quickly define what each of the devices means?

/dev/rmt0
/dev/rmt0.1
/dev/rmt0.2
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/dev/rmt0.7

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Are you talking about AIX?
Then this means for example:
  /dev/rmt0.2
     1'st tape device, rewind on close

see man rmt
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+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Tape Drive Special File Characteristics                                              |
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|Special File Name  |Rewind-on-Close   |Retension-on-Open  |Bytes per Inch            |
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|/dev/rmt*          |Yes               |No                 |Density setting #1        |
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|/dev/rmt*.1        |No                |No                 |Density setting #1        |
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|/dev/rmt*.2        |Yes               |Yes                |Density setting #1        |
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|/dev/rmt*.3        |No                |Yes                |Density setting #1        |
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|/dev/rmt*.4        |Yes               |No                 |Density setting #2        |
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|/dev/rmt*.5        |No                |No                 |Density setting #2        |
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|/dev/rmt*.6        |Yes               |Yes                |Density setting #2        |
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|/dev/rmt*.7        |No                |Yes                |Density setting #2        |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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