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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for eject (opensolaris section 1)

eject(1)				  User Commands 				 eject(1)

NAME
       eject - eject media such as CD-ROM and floppy from drive

SYNOPSIS
       eject  [-dflqt] [ [device | nickname]]

DESCRIPTION
       The  eject  utility  is	used  for those removable media devices that do not have a manual
       eject button, or for those that might be locked due to, for instance, being  mounted.  The
       device  may  be	specified  by  its  name or by a nickname. If no device is specified, the
       default device is used.

       Only devices that support eject under program control respond to this command.

       When eject is used on media that can only be ejected manually, it does  everything  except
       remove  the  media,  including  unmounting the file system if it is mounted. In this case,
       eject displays a message that the media can now be manually ejected.

       Do not physically eject media from a device that  contains  mounted  file  systems.  eject
       automatically  searches	for  any  mounted  file  systems  that	reside on the device, and
       attempts to umount them prior to ejecting the media. See mount(1M). If the unmount  opera-
       tion fails, eject prints a warning message and exits. The -f option can be used to specify
       an eject even if the device contains mounted partitions.

       If you have inserted a floppy diskette, you might need to use volcheck(1) before  ejecting
       the media to inform the system the floppy's presence.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -d    Display the name of the default device to be ejected.

       -f    Force the device to eject even if it is busy.

       -l    Display paths and nicknames of ejectable devices.

       -q    Query to see if the media is present.

       -t    Issues the drive a CD-ROM tray close command.

	     Not all devices support this command.

OPERANDS
       The following operands are supported:

       device	   Specifies which device to eject, by the name it appears in the directory /dev.

       nickname    Specifies which device to eject, by its nickname as known to this command.

		   Volume  label  or device type (for example, cdrom or floppy0) can be used as a
		   nickname.

EXAMPLES
       Example 1 Ejecting Media

       The following example ejects media by its volume label:

	 example> eject 'My Pictures'

       Example 2 Ejecting a Floppy Disk

       The following example ejects a floppy disk from the first floppy drive:

	 example> eject floppy0

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit codes are returned:

       0    The operation was successful or, with the -q option, the media is in the drive.

       1    The operation was unsuccessful or, with the -q option, the media is not in the drive.

       2    Invalid options were specified.

       3    An ioctl() request failed.

       4    Manually ejectable media is now okay to remove.

FILES
       /dev/diskette0	 default diskette file

       /dev/sr0 	 default CD-ROM file (deprecated)

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       volcheck(1), mount(1M), rmmount(1M), ioctl(2), attributes(5)

SunOS 5.11				   18 Sep 2006					 eject(1)


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