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Manual Reference Pages  -  SG_READ_BLOCK_LIMITS (8)

NAME

sg_read_block_limits - send SCSI READ BLOCK LIMITS command

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Exit Status
Examples
Authors
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

sg_read_block_limits [--help] [--hex] [--raw] [--verbose] [--version] DEVICE

DESCRIPTION

Send a SCSI READ BLOCK LIMITS command to DEVICE and outputs the response. This command is defined for tape (drives) and its description is found in the SSC documents at http://www.t10.org .

OPTIONS

Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.
-h, --help output the usage message then exit.
-H, --hex output response in hex (rather than decode it).
-r, --raw output response in binary to stdout.
-v, --verbose
  increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output).
-V, --version
  print the version string and then exit.

EXIT STATUS

The exit status of sg_read_block_limits is 0 when it is successful. Otherwise see the sg3_utils(8) man page.

EXAMPLES

It is usually okay to use no options. Here is an invocation (on the first line following the "#" command prompt) followed by some typical output:

# sg_read_block_limits /dev/st0
Read Block Limits results:
Minimum block size: 1 byte(s)
Maximum block size: 16777215 byte(s), 16383 KB, 15 MB

AUTHORS

Written by Douglas Gilbert.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2009-2012 Douglas Gilbert
This software is distributed under a FreeBSD license. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

sg3_utils(sg3_utils)
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