eject - eject media such as CD-ROM and floppy from drive
eject [-dflqt] [ [device | nickname]]
The eject utility is used for those removable media devices that do not have a manual eject button, or for those that might be locked due to, for instance, being mounted. The device may be specified by its name or by a nickname. If no device is specified, the default device is used.
Only devices that support eject under program control respond to this command.
When eject is used on media that can only be ejected manually, it does everything except remove the media, including unmounting the file system if it is mounted. In this case, eject displays a message that the media can now be manually ejected.
Do not physically eject media from a device that contains mounted file systems. eject automatically searches for any mounted file systems that reside on the device, and attempts to umount them prior to ejecting the media. See mount(1M). If the unmount operation fails, eject prints a warning message and exits. The -f option can be used to specify an eject even if the device contains mounted partitions.
If you have inserted a floppy diskette, you might need to use volcheck(1) before ejecting the media to inform the system the floppys presence.
The following options are supported:
-dDisplay the name of the default device to be ejected.
-fForce the device to eject even if it is busy.
-lDisplay paths and nicknames of ejectable devices.
-qQuery to see if the media is present.
-tIssues the drive a CD-ROM tray close command.
Not all devices support this command.
The following operands are supported:
deviceSpecifies which device to eject, by the name it appears in the directory /dev.
nicknameSpecifies which device to eject, by its nickname as known to this command.
Volume label or device type (for example, cdrom or floppy0) can be used as a nickname.
Example 1 Ejecting Media
The following example ejects media by its volume label:
example> eject My Pictures
Example 2 Ejecting a Floppy Disk
The following example ejects a floppy disk from the first floppy drive:
example> eject floppy0
The following exit codes are returned:
0The operation was successful or, with the -q option, the media is in the drive.
1The operation was unsuccessful or, with the -q option, the media is not in the drive.
2Invalid options were specified.
3An ioctl() request failed.
4Manually ejectable media is now okay to remove.
/dev/diskette0default diskette file
/dev/sr0default CD-ROM file (deprecated)
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE Availability SUNWcsu
volcheck(1), mount(1M), rmmount(1M), ioctl(2), attributes(5)
|SunOS 5.11||eject (1)||18 Sep 2006|