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EJECT(1)                NetBSD General Commands Manual                EJECT(1)


NAME
eject -- eject a floppy disk, cdrom or tape
SYNOPSIS
eject [-fv] [-l | -L | -U] [-t device-type] [-d] device eject -n
DESCRIPTION
The eject program ejects a medium from the specified device. It can also load a cdrom in the drive if this operation is supported by the hardware. The device argument specifies a device either by its full path name (identified by a /dev/ prefix), or by one of the built-in nicknames. If the medium contains a file system that is currently mounted, eject will attempt to unmount the file system before ejecting. The following options are available: -d Deprecated. -f Force the eject operation without attempting to unmount any file systems first. -l Load media in the drive (only supported for the cdrom device type). -L Lock the media into the drive (but see BUGS below). -n List the built-in nicknames on standard output. -t device-type Specify the device type. The argument must be one of diskette, floppy, cdrom, disk, or tape. This option is necessary when eject- ing a device for which no built-in knowledge is available. -U Unlock the media from the drive. -v Display some of the actions taken on standard output.
BUGS
Most disk drivers automatically lock the media on the first open and unlock it on the last close, making `eject -L' almost useless, since when it closes the device, it gets unlocked again. NetBSD 9.0 October 6, 2001 NetBSD 9.0
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