On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 03:04:17PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: > Hey. > > Subject line is the dilema. Is there a way to do this? It's no biggie > if not, but I was hoping. I don't know about ATAPI drives, but what I used on my SCSI DAT when I had it was: mt -f tapename offline for some value of tapename, perhaps /dev/ast0.