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scsieject(1)									     scsieject(1)

       scsieject - control SCSI tape devices

       scsieject [-f <scsi-generic-device>] commands

       The  scsieject  command controls SCSI devices in a platform-independent manner. As long as
       'mtx' works on the platform, so does 'scsieject'.

       The first argument, given following -f , is the SCSI generic device corresponding to  your
       tape drive.  Consult your operating system's documentation for more information (for exam-
       ple, under Linux these are generally /dev/sg0 through /dev/sg15, under FreeBSD  these  are
       /dev/pass0  through  /dev/passX. Under Solaris this is usually the same as your tape drive
       (Solaris has a SCSI passthrough ioctl). You can set the STAPE or TAPE environment variable
       rather than use -f.

       load	 Load  the  medium into the drive.  When this command is issued to a CD/DVD drive
		 and the tray is extended the tray will be retracted if the drive is  capable  of

       unload	 Unload  the  medium  from the drive (also known as eject).  When this command is
		 issued to a CD/DVD drive or a tape drive the media will be ejected if the device
		 supports it.

       start	 Start	the  device.   Some devices require a start command after a media changer
		 has loaded new media into the device.

       stop	 Stop the device.  Some devices require a stop command	prior  to  unloading  the
		 medium from the device when using a media changer.

       lock	 Lock  the  device.   Locks the device so that the medium cannot be removed manu-

       unlock	 Unlock the device.  Unlocks the device so that the medium can be  removed  manu-

       This  program  was  written by Robert Nelson <robertnelson@users.sourceforge.net> based on
       the scsitape program written by Eric Lee Green <eric@badtux.org>.  Major portions  of  the
       'mtxl.c' library used herein were written by Leonard Zubkoff.

       Under  Linux,  cat /proc/scsi/scsi will tell you what SCSI devices you have.  You can then
       refer to them as /dev/sga, /dev/sgb, etc. by the order they are reported.

       Under FreeBSD, camcontrol devlist will tell you what SCSI devices  you  have,  along  with
       which pass device controls them.

       Under  Solaris  7 and 8, /usr/sbin/devfsadm -C will clean up your /devices directory. Then
       find /devices -name 'st@*' -print will return a list of all tape drives. /dev  on  Solaris
       is apparently only of historical interest.

       There are no known bugs or limitations.

       This  version  of  scsieject  is  currently  being maintained by Robert Nelson <robertnel-
       son@users.sourceforge.net> as part of the 'mtx' suite of programs. The 'mtx' home page  is
       http://mtx.sourceforge.net  and	the  actual code is currently available there and via SVN
       from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mtx.


					   scsieject1.0 			     scsieject(1)
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