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scsieject(1)						      General Commands Manual						      scsieject(1)

NAME
scsieject - control SCSI tape devices SYNOPSIS
scsieject [-f <scsi-generic-device>] commands DESCRIPTION
The scsieject command controls SCSI devices in a platform-independent manner. As long as 'mtx' works on the platform, so does 'scsieject'. OPTIONS
The first argument, given following -f , is the SCSI generic device corresponding to your tape drive. Consult your operating system's doc- umentation for more information (for example, 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. COMMANDS
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 it. 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 manually. unlock Unlock the device. Unlocks the device so that the medium can be removed manually. AUTHORS
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. HINTS
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. BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
There are no known bugs or limitations. AVAILABILITY
This version of scsieject is currently being maintained by Robert Nelson <robertnelson@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. SEE ALSO
loaderinfo(1),tapeinfo(1),mtx(1) scsieject1.0 scsieject(1)

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LOADERINFO(1)						      General Commands Manual						     LOADERINFO(1)

NAME
loaderinfo - report SCSI tape device info SYNOPSIS
loaderinfo -f <scsi-generic-device> DESCRIPTION
The loaderinfo command reads various information from SCSI tape loaders. Its intended use is for high-level programs that are trying to decide what the capabilities of a device are. The following are printed: Element Address Assignment Page: This tells how many elements are in the loader, and what their raw hardware addresses are. Transport Geometry Descriptor Page: Will display whether media is invertible or not (usable with some optical jukeboxes for detirmining whether to "flip" media after writing to the first side). Device Capabilities Page Currently will only display whether we can transfer between slots (i.e. whether 'mtx transfer' works). Inquiry Page Aside from the normal inquiry info, will also print out whether we have a bar code reader (for loaders that support the Exabyte extension for reporting presense of said reader). OPTIONS
The first argument, given following -f , is the SCSI generic device corresponding to your tape loader. Consult your operating system's documentation for more information (for example, under Linux these are generally start at /dev/sg0 under FreeBSD these start at /dev/pass0). Under FreeBSD, 'camcontrol devlist' will tell you what SCSI devices you have, along with which 'pass' device controls them. Under Linux, "cat /proc/scsi/scsi" will tell you what SCSI devices you have. Under Solaris 8, find /devices -name '*changer*' will display the device names for your attached changers. Make sure to configure your 'sgen' driver first. BUGS AND LIMITATIONS
This program has only been tested on Linux with a limited number of loaders (Ecrix Autopack, Exabyte 220). AVAILABILITY
loaderinfo is currently being maintained by Robert Nelson <robertnelson@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://source- forge.net/projects/mtx. SEE ALSO
mt(1),tapeinfo(1),mtx(1) LOADERINFO1.0 LOADERINFO(1)

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