ejecting a Zip disk using eject(1)
matt at gsicomp.on.ca
Mon Dec 1 15:36:03 PST 2003
> > On Tue, 2 Dec 2003 08:13 am, DG wrote:
> > > # eject afd0
> > > eject: No such file or directory
> > I dont know the syntax expected but you probably should be doing:
> > eject /dev/afd0
> > Regards,
> > Jacob
> I tried that too. The eject command accepts just the device name without
> prefix, and prepends "/dev/" as necessary.
> Specifically from man eject(1):
> eject [-fnv] device
> eject is a program to eject removable media from drive. The device
> removable drive name such as cd0, matcd0, mcd0, scd0, wcd0 or od0.
> unmounts the device if it was mounted brefore ejecting.
> Given that it says "removable drive name such as ..." I assumed that those
> listed were just examples, and that any ejectable media should be
> programatically ejectable. My interpretation of the man page may have
> incorrect, or eject might not support Zip drives?
It's probably the case that the actual Zip drive itself doesn't have the
hardware to eject the disk automatically -- you have to push the eject
button on the front (like a floppy) -- at least with the Zip drives I've
CD-ROMs, OTOH, can be ejected through software since the tray is motorized.
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