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eject

Synopsis

                  eject [options] [device]

Eject removable media such as a CD-ROM, floppy, tape, or JAZ or ZIP disk. You may name the device by /dev or /mnt filename. The /dev and /mnt prefixes are optional for any items in the /dev and /mnt directories. If no device is named, it is assumed that “cdrom” should be ejected.

Options

The eject command takes the following option flags:

-h

Display help information.

-v, --verbose

Verbose mode: display additional information about actions.

-d, --default

List the default device name rather than doing anything.

-a, --auto on|1|off|0

Set the auto-eject mode to on or off (equivalent to 1 or 0). If auto-eject mode is on, the device is ejected when closed or unmounted.

-c, --changerslot slotnumber

If using a CD-ROM changer, select a CD from one of the slots. Slots are enumerated starting with 0, and the CD-ROM drive must not be playing music or mounted to read data.

-t, --trayclose

Close the CD-ROM drive. Not all drives will respond to this command.

-x, --cdspeed speed

Set the speed multiplier for the CD-ROM to an integer, usually a power of 2. Not all devices support this command. Setting the speed to 0 indicates that the drive should operate at its maximum speed.

-n, --noop

Do not perform any actions; merely display the actions that would be performed.

-r, --cdrom

Use CD-ROM commands to eject the drive. Normally, the system will try all methods (CD-ROM, SCSI, floppy, tape) to eject.

-s, --scsi

Use SCSI commands to eject the drive. Normally, the ...

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