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       jazip  -  X  tool  to  easily  mount  and unmount Iomega Zip and/or Jaz


       jazip [SCSI device] [-display host:dpy] [-visual visual] [-depth depth]


       jazip  is  a  program for maintaing your Iomega Zip and/or Jaz drive(s)
       and disks under Linux. This program combines Grant Guenther's  original
       command  line  utility,  ziptool,  with  Jaz  drive  support,  a nice X
       interface and additional utilities to allow users to easily  mount  and
       unmount  disks.   The  interface is based on version 0.88 of the XForms


       The optional SCSI device command line parameter specifies the raw  scsi
       device  name of one of the drives with an entry in /etc/jazip.conf.  If
       no SCSI device is specified on the command line,  jazip  will  use  the
       first  entry  of  /etc/jazip.conf by default.  This allows you to add a
       different line in the configuration file for each drive  you  own,  and
       then  invoke  jazip  with the name of the device for the drive you want
       jazip to use.

       Note that the SCSI device argument does not contain a partition number.
       jazip auto-detects partitions and mounts the first one it encounters.

       jazip  is built with the XForms Graphical User Interface Toolkit for X,
       and hence supports a number of flags which are interpreted by XForms:

       -display host:dpy
              defines the X display.

       -visual class
              TrueColor, PseudoColor etc...

       -depth d
              visual depth in bits

              forces a private colormap.

              forces a shared colormap.

              forces a standard colormap.


   Mounting/Unmounting of Disks:
       The program allows non-root  users  to  securely  mount/unmount  disks.
       Disks  are mounted with the nosuid flag to increase security.  The type
       of disk should be  detected  automagically  by  reading  its  partition
       table.   Only  the  first disk partition encountered will be mounted by

   Write Protection/De-Write Protection:
       The program allows non-root users to control the disk's software  write
       protection feature.  Password protection is not currently supported.

   Ejection of Media:
       Any questions?

   Disk Information:
       Keeps  you  informed  about  the  current  disk's  protection and mount

   Other information:
       Once the program is running, see the online help (under the help  menu)
       for further information and instructions.


       On Debian systems, jazip is installed suid to root, and sgid to floppy.
       Access to jazip is limited to users in the floppy group.  To  add  user
       joe to group floppy , run the following command as root

       # adduser joe floppy

   What about non-Debian systems?
       You  may  change permission and group ownership of the jazip executable
       like so:

       # chown root:floppy /usr/bin/jazip

       # chmod 4754 /usr/bin/jazip

       to yield

       # ls -l /usr/bin/jazip

       -rwsr-xr-- 1 root jazip 147340 May 18 15:04 /usr/bin/jazip


       This is what is suggested

       # chmod 1771 /zip

       to yield

       drwxrwx--t 3 root floppy 1024 May 21 10:58 /zip

       Only members of the floppy group can read it, all floppy group  members
       can  write  to  it at any time, but can't overwrite other user's files.
       This only matters  for  ext2  formatted  disks  because  jazip's  mount
       changes  ownwership of the mount for vfat formatted disks: whoever uses
       jazip to mount the disk owns the files.  No other user can write to the


   Starting the program:
       There  needs  to  be a disk in the drive in order to start the program.
       If you start jazip from a window manager menu without  a  disk  in  the
       drive,  it will fail silently because you will never see the text error

   Partitioning your disks:
       Since Zip and Jaz are removable media technologies, it is assumed  that
       each  disk  will contain just one partition.  This is less likely to be
       desireable if you are a Jaz user with 1G or  2G  disks.   In  order  to
       easily  support  autodetection  of disk types, I don't see a way around
       this restriction.

   Unmounting disks to access some features:
       Currently, to use the lock  and  unlock  features,  the  disk  must  be


       jazip  uses the file /etc/jazip.conf to map the raw SCSI device name of
       the drive you wish to use onto its mount point.  If you have more  than
       one  drive  on  your  system,  you  can  create a separate entry in the
       configuration file for each one, and then specify the raw  device  name
       of the drive you want to use on the command line when you invoke jazip.
       If no device name is given on the command  line,  jazip  will  use  the
       settings in the first entry of /etc/jazip.conf by default.

       The  format  of  the jazip.conf file should be mostly self-explanatory.
       The first entry of the configuration file is the raw SCSI  device  name
       of your drive (e.g. /dev/sda).  The second entry is the mount point you
       wish to use (e.g. /zip).  The additional entries are required, but  are
       not  user-changeable.   See  the jazipconfig(8) man page for specifics.
       See the jazipconfig command to create the /etc/jazip.conf configuration


       jazip.conf(5), jazipconfig(8)


       jazip Copyright (c) 1996  Jarrod A. Smith

       This  manual  page by Peter S Galbraith <> for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).