TapeChanger::MTX is a module to manipulate a tape library using the 'mtx' tape library program. It is meant to work with a simple shell/perl script to load and unload tapes as appropriate, and to provide a interface for more complicated programs to do the same. It comes with a few basic scripts to exercise much of the functionality of the module.

Full documentation is provided within the source code.


You must have the following packages installed:
  • MTX (tested with 1.2.18)
You will also need a tape changer to actually use the package.


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