scsi_stop man page

scsi_stop — stop (spin down) one or more SCSI disks


scsi_stop [--help] [--verbose] [--wait] DEVICE [DEVICE]*


This bash shell script calls the sg_start utility on each given DEVICE. The purpose is to spin down (stop) each given DEVICE.


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

-h, --help
print out the usage message then exit.
-v, --verbose
increase level or verbosity.
-w, --wait
wait for the spin down (stop) on each given DEVICE to complete. The default action is to do each stop in immediate mode.


The sg_start utility calls the SCSI START STOP UNIT command and can either start (spin up) or stop (spin down) a SCSI disk depending on the given command line options.

Exit Status

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


Written by D. Gilbert

See Also

sg_start (sg3_utils)


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