sg_read_buffer (8) - Linux Man Pages
sg_read_buffer: send SCSI READ BUFFER command
NAMEsg_read_buffer - send SCSI READ BUFFER command
SYNOPSISsg_read_buffer [--help] [--hex] [--id=ID] [--length=LEN] [--mode=MO] [--offset=OFF] [--raw] [--verbose] [--version] DEVICE
Sends a SCSI READ BUFFER command to the DEVICE, and if there is a response either decodes it, prints it in hexadecimal or sends it in binary to stdout. If a response is received for a "descriptor" mode then, in the absence of --hex and --raw, it is decoded. Response for non-descriptor modes are output in hexadecimal unless the --raw option is given.
OPTIONSArguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.
- -h, --help
- output the usage message then exit. If used multiple times also prints the mode names and their acronyms.
- -H, --hex
- output the response in hexadecimal. When given twice the response is output in hex with the corresponding representation in ASCII to the right of each line.
- -i, --id=ID
- this option sets the buffer id field in the cdb. ID is a value between 0 (default) and 255 inclusive.
- -l, --length=LEN
- where LEN is the length, in bytes, that is placed in the "allocation length" field in the cdb. The default value is 4 (bytes). The device may respond with less bytes.
- -m, --mode=MO
- this option sets the mode field in the cdb. MO is a value between 0 (default) and 31 inclusive. Alternatively an abbreviation can be given. To list the available mode abbreviations use an invalid one (e.g. '--mode=xxx'). As an example, to fetch the read buffer descriptor give '--mode=desc' .
- -o, --offset=OFF
- this option sets the buffer offset field in the cdb. OFF is a value between 0 (default) and 2**24-1 . It is a byte offset.
- -r, --raw
- if a response is received then it is sent in binary to stdout.
- -v, --verbose
- increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output).
- -V, --version
- print the version string and then exit.
NOTESAll numbers given with options are assumed to be decimal. Alternatively numerical values can be given in hexadecimal preceded by either "0x" or "0X" (or has a trailing "h" or "H").
EXIT STATUSThe exit status of sg_read_buffer is 0 when it is successful. Otherwise see the sg3_utils(8) man page.
AUTHORSWritten by Luben Tuikov and Douglas Gilbert.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2006-2012 Luben Tuikov and Douglas Gilbert
This software is distributed under a FreeBSD license. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.