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setfdprm [-p] device media-description
setfdprm [-c | -y | -n] device
setfdprm is a utility that can be used to load disk parameters into the
auto-detecting floppy devices and "fixed parameter" floppy devices, to
clear old parameter sets and to disable or enable diagnostic messages.
These parameters are derived from a media-description, see section
Media description for more details.
Without any options, setfdprm loads the device (for example `/dev/fd0'
or `/dev/fd1') with a new parameter set with the name entry found in
`/etc/mediaprm' (usually named 360/360, etc.). For autodetecting
floppy devices, these parameters stay in effect until the media is
changed. For "fixed parameter" devices, they stay in effect until they
are changed again.
Setfdprm can also be used by the superuser to redefine the default for-
-p device name
Permanently loads a new parameter set for the specified auto-
Disables format detection messages for the specified auto-con-
figuring floppy device.
Please see the Media description section in the full fdutils documenta-
- Texinfo documentation (info fdutils)
- HTML documentation in /usr/share/doc/fdutils/Fdutils.html
- or DVI documentation in /usr/share/doc/fdutils/Fdutils.dvi.gz
This documentation is grossly incomplete.
Fdutils' texinfo doc
fdutils-5.5 03Mar05 setfdprm(1)
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