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jaztool



SYNOPSIS

       jaztool <option> <device> [mountdir]
       ziptool <option> <device> [mountdir]


DESCRIPTION

       Disk write-protection is done by software for IOMega's JAZ
       and ZIP drives. jaztool and ziptool  make  these  features
       available for Linux. Before performing any protection mode
       changes, it is checked that <device> is actually a JAZ  or
       ZIP  drive  and  that no partition of the inserted disk is
       currently mounted.


OPTIONS

       -e     Eject media.

       -p     Spin down drive.

       -ro    Make disk read-only. If the current  mode  is  pro­
              tected  by a password, you will be prompted for it.

       -rp    Make disk read-only and protect  with  a  password.
              The  maximum length of a password is 33 characters.

       WARNING: Do not forget the password!  Otherwise  you  will
       have to reformat the disk in order to remove write-protec­
       tion.

       -rw    Remove any protection from the disk. If the current
              mode  is  protected by a password, you are prompted
              for it.

       -ld    Lock the drive door so the disk cannot  be  ejected
              (drive must be mounted).

       -ud    Unlock the drive door

       -m     Mount  the  <device>  on  [mountdir], then lock the
              door (like -ld).

       -u     Unmount the <device>.

       -s     Get the current protection status, supported  modes
              are;  unprotected,  write-protected,  and  password
              write-protected

       --help Print (this) help message and exit.

       --version Print version information and exit.


BUGS

       Changing password if the disk is password  write-protected
       is  currently  not  supported.  If  you want to change the

       Modified Slightly to Support 2GB Drives, and -m -u -ld -ud
       features by
       Aaron Segura (aaronsegura@netscape.net) 09/25/99

       ziptool is based on the great work of
       Grant R. Guenther (grant@torque.net) and
       Itai Nahshon.

       jaztool was originally written by
       Bob              Willmot               (bwillmot@cnct.com,
       http://www.cnct.com/~bwillmot).

                              1.4.0        IOMega JAZ/ZIP tool(1)

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