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getvol


NAME
     getvol - verifies device accessibility

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/bin/getvol -n [-l label] device

     /usr/bin/getvol [-f | -F]  [-ow] [-l label | -x label]  dev-
     ice

DESCRIPTION
     getvol verifies that the specified device is accessible  and
     that  a  volume of the appropriate medium has been inserted.
     The  command  is  interactive  and  displays   instructional
     prompts, describes errors, and shows required label informa-
     tion.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported:

     -n              Runs the command  in  non-interactive  mode.
                     The  volume  is  assumed to be inserted upon
                     command invocation.



     -l label        Specifies that the label  label  must  exist
                     on the inserted volume (can be overridden by
                     the -o option).



     -f              Formats the volume  after  insertion,  using
                     the  format  command defined for this device
                     in the device table.



     -F              Formats  the  volume  after  insertion   and
                     places  a  file  system  on the device. Also
                     uses the format  command  defined  for  this
                     device in the device table.



     -o              Allows the administrator to override a label
                     check.



     -w              Allows administrator to write a new label on
                     the  device.  User is prompted to supply the
                     label text. This option  is  ineffective  if
                     the  -n option is enabled.



     -x label        Specifies that the label  label  must  exist
                     on the device. This option should be used in
                     place of the  -l option when the  label  can
                     only be verified by visual means. Use of the
                     option causes a message to be displayed ask-
                     ing  the  administrator  to  visually verify
                     that the label is indeed  label.



OPERANDS
     The following operands are supported:

     device   Specifies the device to be verified for accessibil-
              ity.



EXIT STATUS
     The following exit values are returned:

     0        Successful completion.



     1        Command syntax was incorrect,  invalid  option  was
              used, or an internal error occurred.



     3        Device table could not be opened for reading.



FILES
     /etc/device.tab


ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO
     attributes(5)

NOTES
     This command uses the device table to determine the  charac-
     teristics  of  the  device  when performing the volume label
     checking.










Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.
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