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volcheck(1)				  User Commands 			      volcheck(1)

       volcheck - checks for media in a drive and by default checks all floppy media

       volcheck [-v] [-i secs] [-t secs] pathname

       The  volcheck utility tells volume management to look at each dev/pathname in sequence and
       determine if new media has been inserted in the drive.

       The default action is to volcheck all checkable media managed by volume management.

       The following options are supported:

       -i secs	  Set the frequency of device checking to secs seconds.  The default  is  2  sec-
		  onds.  The minimum frequency is 1 second.

       -t secs	  Check  the  named  device(s)	for the next secs seconds.  The maximum number of
		  seconds allowed is 28800, which is 8 hours. The frequency of checking is speci-
		  fied by -i. There is no default total time.

       -v	  Verbose.

       The following operands are supported:

       pathname    The path name of a media device.

       Example 1 A sample of the volcheck command.

       The following example

		 example% volcheck -v /dev/diskette
		 /dev/diskette has media

       asks volume management to examine the floppy drive for new media.

       The following example

		 example% volcheck -i 2 -t 600 /dev/diskette1 &

       asks  volume  management  if there is a floppy in the floppy drive every 2 seconds for 600
       seconds (10 minutes).

       /dev/volctl    volume management control port

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

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWvolu			   |

       eject(1), rmmount(1M), attributes(5)

       Due to a hardware limitation in many floppy drives, the act of checking for  media  causes
       mechanical action in the floppy drive.	Continuous polling of the floppy drive will cause
       the drive to wear out. It is recommended that polling the drive only be	performed  during
       periods of high use.

SunOS 5.11				   28 Feb 2007				      volcheck(1)
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