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FLOPPY(3)                  Library Functions Manual                  FLOPPY(3)



NAME
       floppy - floppy disk interface

SYNOPSIS
       bind -a #f /dev

       /dev/fd0disk
       /dev/fd0ctl
       /dev/fd1disk
       /dev/fd1ctl
       /dev/fd2disk
       /dev/fd2ctl
       /dev/fd3disk
       /dev/fd3ctl

DESCRIPTION
       The floppy disk interface serves a one-level directory giving access to
       up to four floppy disk drives.  Each drive is represented by a data and
       control file.  There are no partitions.

       Messages accepted by the ctl file include:

       eject  Eject the floppy, if possible.

       reset  Reset the drive.

       format type
              (Not  on  the Nextstation) Format the floppy.  The type sets the
              density and type of disk to be formatted; see format in prep(8).

       A read of the ctl file returns a string describing the form  factor  of
       the disk, one of 3DD, 3HD, 5DD, or 5HD.

SOURCE
       /sys/src/9/port/devfloppy.c



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