How is it possible to write a block to a magnetic tape forcing the device driver not to rewind after having completed the write?
I know it could be done using 'mt' to seek the end of tape after the write, but it is not efficient because the tape rewinds and fast forwards to seek exactly the same position as before.
In AIX I use /dev/rmt0.1 instead of using /dev/rmt0.
In my linux system I use to write tapes using /dev/st0. I can't find /dev/st0.1 or something like that for no-rewind option.
Any hint is welcome.