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mzip(1)			    General Commands Manual		       mzip(1)

Name
       mzip - change protection	mode and eject disk on Zip/Jaz drive

Note of	warning
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete.   See  the
       end of this man page for	details.

Description
       The  mzip command is used to issue ZIP disk specific commands on	Linux,
       Solaris or HPUX.	Its syntax is:

       mzip [-epqrwx]

       Mzip allows the following command line options:

       e      Ejects the disk.

       f      Force eject even if the disk is mounted (must be given in	 addi-
	      tion to -e).

       r      Write protect the	disk.

       w      Remove write protection.

       p      Password write protect.

       x      Password protect

       u      Temporarily  unprotect  the  disk	until it is ejected.  The disk
	      becomes writable,	 and  reverts  back  to	 its  old  state  when
	      ejected.

       q      Queries the status

       To  remove  the password, set it	to one of the passwordless modes -r or
       -w: mzip	will then ask you for the password, and	unlock the  disk.   If
       you  have  forgotten  the  password, you	can get	rid of it by low-level
       formatting the disk (using your SCSI adaptor's BIOS setup).

       The ZipTools disk shipped with the drive	is  also  password  protected.
       On  Dos	or  on	a Mac, this password is	automatically removed once the
       ZipTools	have been installed.  From various articles posted to  Usenet,
       I  learned  that	the password for the tools disk	is APlaceForYourStuff.
       Mzip knows about	this password, and tries it  first,  before  prompting
       you for a password.  Thus mzip -w z: unlocks the	tools disk.  The tools
       disk is formatted in a special way so as	to be usable both in a PC  and
       in  a  Mac.  On a PC, the Mac filesystem	appears	as a hidden file named
       `partishn.mac'.	You may	erase it to reclaim the	50 Megs	of space taken
       up by the Mac filesystem.

Bugs
       This command is a big kludge.  A	proper implementation would take a re-
       work of significant parts of mtools, but	unfortunately I	don't have the
       time  for  this	right now. The main downside of	this implementation is
       that it is inefficient on some architectures (several successive	 calls
       to mtools, which	defeats	mtools'	caching).

See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing	the texi doc
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation. However, this process is only  approximative,  and  some
       items,  such as crossreferences,	footnotes and indices are lost in this
       translation process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate represen-
       tation  in  the manpage format.	Moreover, not all information has been
       translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly advise you	to use
       the original texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions
       how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To generate a printable copy from	the texinfo doc, run the  fol-
	      lowing commands:

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

	      A	  premade  html	 can  be  found	 at  `http://www.gnu.org/soft-
	      ware/mtools/manual/mtools.html'

       *      To generate an info copy (browsable  using  emacs'  info	mode),
	      run:

		     ./configure; make info

       The  texinfo doc	looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed, in
       the info	version	certain	examples are difficult	to  read  due  to  the
       quoting conventions used	in info.

mtools-4.0.10			    10Mar09			       mzip(1)

Name | Note of warning | Description | Bugs | See Also | Viewing the texi doc

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