EJECT(1)                NetBSD General Commands Manual                EJECT(1)

NAME
     eject -- eject a floppy disk, cdrom or tape

SYNOPSIS
     eject [-fv] [-l | -L | -U] [-t device-type] [-d] device

     eject -n

DESCRIPTION
     The eject program ejects a medium from the specified device.  It can also
     load a cdrom in the drive if this operation is supported by the hardware.
     The device argument specifies a device either by its full path name
     (identified by a /dev/ prefix), or by one of the built-in nicknames.  If
     the medium contains a file system that is currently mounted, eject will
     attempt to unmount the file system before ejecting.

     The following options are available:

     -d   Deprecated.

     -f   Force the eject operation without attempting to unmount any file
          systems first.

     -l   Load media in the drive (only supported for the cdrom device type).

     -L   Lock the media into the drive (but see BUGS below).

     -n   List the built-in nicknames on standard output.

     -t device-type
          Specify the device type.  The argument must be one of diskette,
          floppy, cdrom, disk, or tape.  This option is necessary when eject-
          ing a device for which no built-in knowledge is available.

     -U   Unlock the media from the drive.

     -v   Display some of the actions taken on standard output.

BUGS
     Most disk drivers automatically lock the media on the first open and
     unlock it on the last close, making `eject -L' almost useless, since when
     it closes the device, it gets unlocked again.

NetBSD 6.0                      October 6, 2001                     NetBSD 6.0

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