On 10/29/2021 5:22 AM, Christian Corti via cctalk wrote:
How do I transfer LINCtape images back to tape on a PDP-12? Ideally
there is some binary program to load via papertape to format a tape and
recreate it with data transfer over the console serial line.
I was thinking to write a version of dumprest for my LINCtape drives,
but since my PDP-12 isn't that far along yet, I haven't gotten to it.
There seem to be a couple of formats that were frequently used, and a
third lesser used format. One of the issues is that you have to go into
maintenance mode, as far as I can tell, to determine the size of the
block you just read into memory.