Eject 2.1.5 review

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Eject project allows removable media (typically a CD-ROM, floppy disk, tape drive, or JAZ or ZIP disk) to be ejected under software c

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 120K
Developer: Jeff Tranter
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Eject project allows removable media (typically a CD-ROM, floppy disk, tape drive, or JAZ or ZIP disk) to be ejected under software control.

The command can also control some multi-disc CD-ROM changers, the auto-eject feature supported by some devices, and close the disc tray of some CD-ROM drives.

The following devices and configurations are known to work with eject:

1GB and 2GB SCSI IOMEGA JAZ drives
Apple PowerMac floppy drive
HP1534 SCSI DAT tape drive
IDE/ATAPI LS120 120MB floppy drive
Parallel port IOMEGA 100MB ZIP drive
SCSI CD-R drive
Sun SPARC floppy drive
Fujitsu M2512A magneto-optical disk drive (SCSI)

2.0.36 (and earlier 2.0.x)
2.1.132 (and earlier 2.1.x)
2.2.16 (and earlier 2.2.x)
2.4.4 (and earlier 2.4.x)
2.6.11 (and earlier 2.6.x)
with both the IDE, SCSI, and IDE SCSI emulation kernel drivers

Intel (Red Hat)
DEC Alpha


The `configure' shell script attempts to guess correct values for various system-dependent variables used during compilation. It uses those values to create a `Makefile' in each directory of the package.

It may also create one or more `.h' files containing system-dependent definitions.

Finally, it creates a shell script `config.status' that you can run in the future to recreate the current configuration, a file `config.cache' that saves the results of its tests to speed up reconfiguring, and a file `config.log' containing compiler output
(useful mainly for debugging `configure').

If you need to do unusual things to compile the package, please try to figure out how `configure' could check whether to do them, and mail diffs or instructions to the address given in the `README' so they can be considered for the next release. If at some point `config.cache' contains results you don't want to keep, you may remove or edit it.

The file `configure.in' is used to create `configure' by a program called `autoconf'. You only need `configure.in' if you want to change it or regenerate `configure' using a newer version of `autoconf'.

The simplest way to compile this package is:

1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
`./configure' to configure the package for your system.

If you're using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute `configure' itself.

Running `configure' takes a while. While running, it prints some messages telling which features it is checking for.

2. Type `make' to compile the package.

3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with the package.

4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and documentation.

5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the source code directory by typing `make clean'.

To also remove the files that `configure' created (so you can compile the package for a different kind of computer), type `make distclean'.

There is also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly for the package's developers. If you use it, you may have to get all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came with the distribution.

What's New in This Release:
Incorporates several Red Hat patches from Than Ngo

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