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FLASHCTL(8)                 System Manager's Manual                FLASHCTL(8)

NAME
     flashctl -- a program to manipulate flash devices

SYNOPSIS
     flashctl device command [arg [...]]

DESCRIPTION
     flashctl could be used to invoke low level operations specific to flash
     devices.  It is used by specifying a device to manipulate, the command to
     perform, and any arguments the command may require.

DEVICE COMMANDS
     The following commands may be used on flash devices:

     badblocks          List the bad blocks on the device.

     erase offset size  Erase size amount of flash memory from offset.  Size
                        could be all, which means the rest of the flash after
                        offset will be erased.

     identify           Identify the specified device, displaying the device's
                        vendor, product strings, and the device's
                        capabilities.

     markbad offset     Mark the block given by its offset as bad.

SEE ALSO
     flash(4)

HISTORY
     The flashctl command first appeared in NetBSD 6.0.

AUTHORS
     The flashctl command was written by Adam Hoka.

NetBSD 6.1.5                   February 27, 2011                  NetBSD 6.1.5