Load the medium into the drive. When this command is issued to a CD/DVD drive
and the tray is extended the tray will be retracted if the drive is capable of it.
Unload the medium from the drive (also known as eject). When this command is issued
to a CD/DVD drive or a tape drive the media will be ejected if the device supports it.
Start the device. Some devices require a start command after a media changer has
loaded new media into the device.
Stop the device. Some devices require a stop command prior to unloading the medium
from the device when using a media changer.
Lock the device. Locks the device so that the medium cannot be removed manually.
Unlock the device. Unlocks the device so that the medium can be removed manually.
This program was written by Robert Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> based on the scsitape program written by Eric Lee Green <email@example.com>. Major portions of the mtxl.c library used herein were written by Leonard Zubkoff.
Under Linux, cat /proc/scsi/scsi will tell you what SCSI devices you have. You can then refer to them as /dev/sga, /dev/sgb, etc. by the order they are reported.
Under FreeBSD, camcontrol devlist will tell you what SCSI devices you have, along with which pass device controls them.
Under Solaris 7 and 8, /usr/sbin/devfsadm -C will clean up your /devices directory. Then find /devices -name st@* -print will return a list of all tape drives. /dev on Solaris is apparently only of historical interest.
There are no known bugs or limitations.
This version of scsieject is currently being maintained by Robert Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> as part of the mtx suite of programs. The mtx home page is http://mtx.sourceforge.net and the actual code is currently available there and via SVN from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mtx.