scsi_ready man page

scsi_ready — do SCSI TEST UNIT READY on devices

Synopsis

scsi_ready [--brief] [--help] [--verbose] DEVICE [DEVICE]*

Description

This bash shell script calls the sg_turs utility on each given DEVICE. This will send a SCSI TEST UNIT READY command to each DEVICE. Disks, tape drives and DVD/BD players amongst others may respond to this SCSI command.

Options

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

-b, --brief
for each DEVICE given output a line containing either ' ready' or ' device not ready'. If DEVICE is not found or there is another serious error then an error message will appear instead.
-h, --help
print out the usage message then exit.
-v, --verbose
increase level or verbosity.

Exit Status

The exit status of this script is 0 when it is successful. Otherwise the exit status is that of the last sg_turs utility called. See the sg3_utils(8) man page.

Authors

Written by D. Gilbert

See Also

sg_turs (sg3_utils)

Info

May 2013 sg3_utils-1.36 SG3_UTILS