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User Commandsvolmissing(1)


 volmissing - notify user that volume requested is not in the CD-ROM or floppy drive


 /usr/lib/vold/volmissing [-c] [-p] [-s] [-m alias]



volmissing informs a user when a requested volume is not available. Depending on the option selected, users are notified through their console window, syslogd(1M), or a mail message.

volmissing -p is the default action taken by vold(1M), the Volume Management daemon, when it needs to notify a user that the requested volume is not available. If you want to change this default event, modify the /etc/vold.conf file. See vold.conf(4).

You can change the notification method for your system by editing the vold.conf configuration file and providing a new option for volmissing in the notify entry under the Events category.


Send a message to the user's console requesting the volume be inserted. To end the notification without inserting the requested volume, use volcancel(1).
All volmissing events will be handled through a GUI, provided a window system is running on the console. If this option is specified, and no window system is running, all messages go to the system console.
Send one message to the syslogd(1M).
-m alias
Send a mail message to the specified mail alias about the missing volume.


Volume Management daemon configuration file. Directs the Volume Management daemon to control certain devices, and causes action to be taken when specific criteria is met.
Pop-up used when the -p option is supplied and a window system is running.



See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:




volcancel(1), volcheck(1), rmmount(1M), syslogd(1M), vold(1M), rmmount.conf(4), vold.conf(4), attributes(5), volfs(7FS)

SunOS 5.9Go To TopLast Changed 7 Apr 1994

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