mzip



mzip(1)                                                                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
       rework 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://mtools.linux.lu’ and
              also at: ‘http://www.tux.org/pub/knaff/mtools’

       *      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-3.9.9                        03Mar03                            mzip(1)

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