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EJECT(1) NetBSD General Commands Manual EJECT(1)
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eject -- eject a floppy disk, cdrom or tape
eject [-fv] [-l | -L | -U] [-t device-type] [-d] device
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:
-f Force the eject operation without attempting to unmount any file
-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.
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.
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 9.1 October 6, 2001 NetBSD 9.1