OpenBSD Journal

Using /bin/eject with USB flash drives

Contributed by Peter N. M. Hansteen on from the erupting-devices dept.

Following a wide-ranging thread on misc@ with the subject Safely remove USB drive, Crystal Kolipe wrote an article about how OpenBSD handles removable media, centered around the eject(1) command, also known as mt(1).

The article leads in,

Does issuing an eject command to a USB flash drive make it spontaneously fly across the room?

Follow the link to Using /bin/eject with USB flash drives to read the whole thing.

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