Ejecting ATA tape drives from command line?

James Long james_mapson at umpquanet.com
Wed Aug 13 12:08:43 PDT 2003

On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 03:04:17PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> Hey.
> Subject line is the dilema.  Is there a way to do this?  It's no biggie
> if not, but I was hoping.

I don't know about ATAPI drives, but what I used on my SCSI DAT
when I had it was:

mt -f tapename offline

for some value of tapename, perhaps /dev/ast0.

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