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do SCSI TEST UNIT READY on devices


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


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.


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.


Written by D. Gilbert

See Also

sg_turs (sg3_utils)


May 2013 sg3_utils-1.36