VOLCHECK(1) User Commands VOLCHECK(1)


NAME


volcheck - checks for media in a drive and by default checks all floppy
media

SYNOPSIS


volcheck [-v] [-i secs] [-t secs] pathname


DESCRIPTION


The volcheck utility tells volume management to look at each dev/pathname
in sequence and determine if new media has been inserted in the drive.


The default action is to volcheck all checkable media managed by volume
management.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-i secs
Set the frequency of device checking to secs seconds. The
default is 2 seconds. The minimum frequency is 1 second.


-t secs
Check the named device(s) for the next secs seconds. The
maximum number of seconds allowed is 28800, which is 8 hours.
The frequency of checking is specified by -i. There is no
default total time.


-v
Verbose.


OPERANDS


The following operands are supported:

pathname
The path name of a media device.


EXAMPLES


Example 1: A sample of the volcheck command.




The following example


example% volcheck -v /dev/diskette
/dev/diskette has media


asks volume management to examine the floppy drive for new media.


The following example


example% volcheck -i 2 -t 600 /dev/diskette1 &


asks volume management if there is a floppy in the floppy drive every 2
seconds for 600 seconds (10 minutes).


FILES


/dev/volctl
volume management control port


SEE ALSO


eject(1), rmmount(1M), attributes(5)

WARNINGS


Due to a hardware limitation in many floppy drives, the act of checking
for media causes mechanical action in the floppy drive. Continuous
polling of the floppy drive will cause the drive to wear out. It is
recommended that polling the drive only be performed during periods of
high use.


February 28, 2007 VOLCHECK(1)