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SG_RMSN

SG_RMSN

Section: SG3_UTILS (8) Updated: April 2008
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NAME

sg_rmsn - sends a SCSI READ MEDIA SERIAL NUMBER command  

SYNOPSIS

sg_rmsn [--help] [--raw] [--verbose] [--version] DEVICE  

DESCRIPTION

Send a SCSI READ MEDIA SERIAL NUMBER command to DEVICE and outputs the response.

This command is described in SPC-3 found at www.t10.org . It was originally added to SPC-3 in revision 11 (2003/2/12). It is not an mandatory command and the author has not seen any SCSI devices that support it.  

OPTIONS

Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.
-h, --help
output the usage message then exit.
-r, --raw
sends the serial number (if found) to stdout. This output may contain non-printable characters (e.g. the serial number is padded with NULLs at the end so its length is a multiple of 4). The default action is to print the serial number out in ASCII-HEX with ASCII characters to the right. All error messages are sent to stderr.
-v, --verbose
increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output).
-V, --version
print the version string and then exit.
 

NOTES

Device identification information is also found in a standard INQUIRY response and its VPD pages (see sg_vpd). The relevant VPD pages are the "device identification page" (VPD page 0x83) and the "unit serial number" page (VPD page 0x80).

The MMC-4 command set for CD/DVD/HD-DVD/BD drives has a "media serial number" feature (0x109) [and a "logical unit serial number" feature]. These can be viewed with sg_get_config.  

EXIT STATUS

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

AUTHORS

Written by Douglas Gilbert.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2005-2008 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

sg_vpd(sg3_utils), sg_get_config(sg3_utils)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
NOTES
EXIT STATUS
AUTHORS
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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