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Fetches Vital Product Data pages. Can send commands to start or stop the media and load or unload removable media.
Warning: It is possible (but unlikely) to change SCSI disk settings such that the disk stops operating or is slowed down. Use with care.
Introduction ------------ sdparm is a utility for listing and potentially changing SCSI disk parameters. More generally it can be used on any device that uses a SCSI command set. Apart form SCSI disks, examples of devices that use SCSI command sets are ATAPI CD/DVD drives, SCSI and ATAPI tape drives and SCSI enclosures. This utility was originally written for Linux. It has been ported to FreeBSD, more»
SDPARM(8) SDPARM SDPARM(8) NAME sdparm - access SCSI modes pages; read VPD pages; send simple SCSI commands. SYNOPSIS sdparm [--all] [--clear=STR] [--command=CMD] [--dbd] [--defaults] [--dummy] [--flexible] [--get=STR] [--help] [--hex] [--inquiry] [--long] [--num-desc] [--page=PG[,SPG]] [--quiet more»
The version number is hardcoded into sdparm.c (in a C string); the rpm spec file: sdparm.spec ; the debian/changelog file; and the configure.ac file (in the AC_INIT item). ChangeLog for sdparm-1.05  [svn: r149] - add '--readonly' option especially for '-C start' and '-C stop' on ATA disks. - Control mode page updates (spc4r23) - add Control data protection mode page (ssc4r01) more»
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