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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     mt, eject - magnetic tape and removable  media  manipulating

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     mt [-f device] command [count]
     eject [-f] device

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The  mt utility sends commands to a magnetic tape drive.  By
default, mt
     performs the requested operation once.   Operations  may  be
performed multiple
 times by specifying count.  Note that device must reference a raw
     (not  block)  tape  device.   If  device  is  of  the   form
``host:device'' or
     ``user@host:device'',  mt writes to the named tape device on
the remote
     host using rmt(8).  eject is simply an alias  for  mt,  with
the offline
     command  specified.   eject  may also be used to eject other
types of removable

     The options are as follows:

     -f device
             Operate on the device specified.

     If the -f flag is passed to eject, it is silently ignored.

     The available commands are listed below.  Only as many characters as are
     required to uniquely identify a command need be specified.

     eof,  weof  Write count end-of-file marks at the current position on the

     fsf        Forward space count files.

     fsr        Forward space count records.

     bsf        Back space count files.

     bsr        Back space count records.

     rewind     Rewind the tape (count is ignored).

     offline, rewoffl
                Rewind the tape and place the tape unit  off-line
(count is
                ignored).    On  non-tape  removable  media,  the
offline command
                causes the media to be ejected when the last  operation on it
                closes (i.e., the filesystem is unmounted).

     status     Print status information about the tape unit.

     retension  Retension the tape (if this operation is supported by the tape

     erase      Erase the tape (if this operation is supported by
the tape

     eom        Forward space to the end of the media.

     blocksize  Set the tape blocksize to count bytes.

     density     Set  the tape density code to count as specified
in the SCSI2

     If a tape name is not specified, and the  environment  variable TAPE does
     not  exist, mt uses the device /dev/rst0.  The TAPE variable
is ignored by

     mt returns a 0 exit status when the operation(s)  were  successful, 1 if
     the  command was unrecognized, and 2 if an operation failed.

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

     If the following environment variable exists, it is utilized
by mt.

     TAPE         mt  checks the TAPE environment variable if the
                 device is not given.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /dev/rst*                      raw SCSI tape interface
     /dev/rmt*                      raw magnetic tape interface
     /usr/src/sys/scsi/scsi_tape.h  list of SCSI2 density codes

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

           $ eject /dev/rcd0c

     Eject the first CD device.  This will work even if there  is
no CD in the

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     dd(1), ioctl(2), mtio(4), environ(7)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The mt utility appeared in Version 2 AT&T UNIX.

OpenBSD      3.6                           June      12,     1996
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