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sg_read_block_limits - send SCSI READ BLOCK LIMITS command

SG_READ_BLOCK_LIMITS(8) SG3_UTILS SG_READ_BLOCK_LIMITS(8)

NAME

sg_read_block_limits - send SCSI READ BLOCK LIMITS command

SYNOPSIS

sg_read_block_limits [ --help] [--hex] [--raw] [--verbose] [ --version] DEVICE

DESCRIPTION

Send a SCSI READ BLOCK LIMITS command to DEVICE and outputs the response. This command is defined for tape (drives) and its description is found in the SSC documents at http://www.t10.org .

OPTIONS

Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.
-h, --help
output the usage message then exit.
-H, --hex
output response in hex (rather than decode it).
-r, --raw
output response in binary to stdout.
-v, --verbose
increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output).
-V, --version
print the version string and then exit.

EXIT STATUS

The exit status of sg_read_block_limits is 0 when it is successful. Otherwise see the sg3_utils(8) man page.

EXAMPLES

It is usually okay to use no options. Here is an invocation (on the first line following the "#" command prompt) followed by some typical output:

# sg_read_block_limits /dev/st0
 
Read Block Limits results:
 

Minimum block size: 1 byte(s)
 

Maximum block size: 16777215 byte(s), 16383 KB, 15 MB
 

AUTHORS

Written by Douglas Gilbert.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>. Copyright © 2009-2012 Douglas Gilbert
 
This software is distributed under a FreeBSD license. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

sg3_utils(sg3_utils)
November 2012 sg3_utils-1.35