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DLT 4000 drivers?

I am using a Quantum DLT 4000 tape drive on a PowerMac G4 with OS 10.1.5
I'd like to use the Terminal application, which is based on BSD 4.4, to see the tape drive and write backup tapes to it.
First, is there a way to list all the devices attached to the computer? And secondly, is there a way to show a description of what each device is - I know that some items in the /dev folder are not physical devices.
Where can I find software on the internet that will allow me to communicate with the tape drive via Unix?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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tcopy(1)							   User Commands							  tcopy(1)

tcopy - copy a magnetic tape SYNOPSIS
tcopy source [destination] DESCRIPTION
The tcopy utility copies the magnetic tape mounted on the tape drive specified by the source argument. The only assumption made about the contents of a tape is that there are two tape marks at the end. When only a source drive is specified, tcopy scans the tape, and displays information about the sizes of records and tape files. If a des- tination is specified, tcopy makes a copies the source tape onto the destination tape, with blocking preserved. As it copies, tcopy pro- duces the same output as it does when only scanning a tape. The tcopy utility requires the use of Berkeley-compatible device names. For example, example% tcopy /dev/rmt/1b /dev/rmt/2b ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWesu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
mt(1), ioctl(2), attributes(5) NOTES
tcopy will only run on systems supporting an associated set of ioctl(2) requests. SunOS 5.11 10 Mar 2000 tcopy(1)