The T-ERASE command erases a cartridge tape and re-positions it at the beginning of tape, (BOT). The use of T-ERASE is recommended before writing data to a cartridge tape.
channel is the specific channel attachment (0-9).
T-ERASE should only be used with streaming cartridge tapes or other tape devices capable of erasing the device.
T-ERASE will fail if the media has not been made write enabled.
Erases a streaming cartridge tape of all data.