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mzip(1)                                                                mzip(1)

       mzip - change protection mode and eject disk on Zip/Jaz drive

Note of warning
       This  manpage  has  been  automatically  generated from mtools's texinfo documentation, and may not be entirely
       accurate or complete.  See the end of this man page for details.

       The mzip command is used to issue ZIP disk specific commands on Linux, Solaris or HPUX. Its syntax is:

       mzip [-epqrwx]

       Mzip allows the following command line options:

       e      Ejects the disk.

       f      Force eject even if the disk is mounted (must be given in addition to -e).

       r      Write protect the disk.

       w      Remove write protection.

       p      Password write protect.

       x      Password protect

       u      Temporarily unprotect the disk until it is ejected.  The disk becomes writable, and reverts back to  its
              old state when ejected.

       q      Queries the status

       To  remove the password, set it to one of the passwordless modes -r or -w: mzip will then ask you for the pass-
       word, and unlock the disk.  If you have forgotten the password, you can get rid of it by  low-level  formatting
       the disk (using your SCSI adaptor's BIOS setup).

       The  ZipTools  disk  shipped  with  the drive is also password protected.  On Dos or on a Mac, this password is
       automatically removed once the ZipTools have been installed.  From various articles posted to Usenet, I learned
       that  the  password  for  the  tools  disk is APlaceForYourStuff.  Mzip knows about this password, and tries it
       first, before prompting you for a password.  Thus mzip -w z: unlocks the tools disk.  The tools disk is format-
       ted  in  a  special way so as to be usable both in a PC and in a Mac.  On a PC, the Mac filesystem appears as a
       hidden file named 'partishn.mac'.  You may erase it to reclaim the 50  Megs  of  space  taken  up  by  the  Mac

       This  command is a big kludge.  A proper implementation would take a rework of significant parts of mtools, but
       unfortunately I don't have the time for this right now. The main downside of this implementation is that it  is
       inefficient on some architectures (several successive calls to mtools, which defeats mtools' caching).

See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

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       process.   Indeed,  these  items  have  no appropriate representation in the manpage format.  Moreover, not all
       information has been translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly  advise  you  to  use  the  original
       texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the following commands:

                     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,  run:

                     ./configure; make html

              A premade html can be found at ''

       *      To generate an info copy (browsable using emacs' info mode), run:

                     ./configure; make info

       The  texinfo  doc  looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed, in the info version certain examples are
       difficult to read due to the quoting conventions used in info.

mtools-4.0.12                       03Nov09                            mzip(1)