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mzip(1) 										  mzip(1)

       mzip - change protection mode and eject disk on Zip/Jaz drive

Note of warning
       This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation, and may
       not be entirely accurate or complete.  See the end of this man page for details.

       The mzip command is used to issue ZIP disk specific commands on Linux,  Solaris	or  HPUX.
       Its syntax is:

       mzip [-epqrwx]

       Mzip allows the following command line options:

       e      Ejects the disk.

       f      Force eject even if the disk is mounted (must be given in addition to -e).

       r      Write protect the disk.

       w      Remove write protection.

       p      Password write protect.

       x      Password protect

       u      Temporarily unprotect the disk until it is ejected.  The disk becomes writable, and
	      reverts back to its old state when ejected.

       q      Queries the status

       To remove the password, set it to one of the passwordless modes -r or -w: mzip  will  then
       ask  you  for  the password, and unlock the disk.  If you have forgotten the password, you
       can get rid of it by low-level formatting the disk (using your SCSI adaptor's BIOS setup).

       The ZipTools disk shipped with the drive is also password protected.  On Dos or on a  Mac,
       this  password is automatically removed once the ZipTools have been installed.  From vari-
       ous articles posted to Usenet, I learned that the password for the tools disk  is  APlace-
       ForYourStuff.   Mzip  knows  about this password, and tries it first, before prompting you
       for a password.	Thus mzip -w z: unlocks the tools disk.  The tools disk is formatted in a
       special	way  so  as  to be usable both in a PC and in a Mac.  On a PC, the Mac filesystem
       appears as a hidden file named `partishn.mac'.  You may erase it to reclaim the 50 Megs of
       space taken up by the Mac filesystem.

       This  command is a big kludge.  A proper implementation would take a rework of significant
       parts of mtools, but unfortunately I don't have the time for  this  right  now.	The  main
       downside  of  this implementation is that it is inefficient on some architectures (several
       successive calls to mtools, which defeats mtools' caching).

See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing the texi doc
       This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's  texinfo  documentation.  How-
       ever,  this  process is only approximative, and some items, such as crossreferences, foot-
       notes and indices are lost in this translation  process.   Indeed,  these  items  have  no
       appropriate  representation in the manpage format.  Moreover, not all information has been
       translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly advise you to use the original  tex-
       info doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the following commands:

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

	      A   premade   html   can	 be  found  at:  `http://mtools.linux.lu'  and	also  at:

       *      To generate an info copy (browsable using emacs' info mode), run:

		     ./configure; make info

       The texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed, in  the  info  version
       certain examples are difficult to read due to the quoting conventions used in info.

mtools-3.9.8				     02Jun01					  mzip(1)
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