scsi_mandat man page

scsi_mandat — check SCSI device support for mandatory commands


scsi_mandat [--help] [--log] [--quiet] [--verbose] DEVICE


This bash shell script calls several SCSI commands on the given DEVICE. These SCSI commands are considered mandatory (although that varies a little depending on which standard/draft the DEVICE complies with). The results of each test and a pass/fail count are output.


Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.

-h, --help

print out the usage message then exit.

-L, --log

the output to stderr (from each SCSI command executed) is appended to a file called 'scsi_mandat.err' in the current working directory.

-q, --quiet

the amount of output is reduced and typically only the pass/fail count is output.

-v, --verbose

increase level or verbosity.

Exit Status

The exit status of this script is the number of "bad" errors found. So an exit status of 0 means all mandatory SCSI commands worked as expected.


Written by D. Gilbert

See Also

sg_inq,sg_luns,sg_turs,sg_requests,sg_vpd,sg_senddiag (sg3_utils)


May 2013 sg3_utils-1.36 SG3_UTILS