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Write current image to tape. As soon as the tape write has started the ADAM prompt is given and you can continue with runs etc.
TAPE assumes that the tape is positioned between a double tape mark. If not, the tape is advanced in search of one and the file is appended.
When TAPE has finished, the message ``Tape dump verify complete'' is output. A second tape command can be issued whilst TAPE is active but this will initiate a wait until the first one completes
The data on tape can be verified against the disk data, if required. Dumping a disk file to tape with verification takes twice as long as an unverified file.