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setfdprm - sets user-provided floppy disk parameters
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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 formats.
-p device name Permanently loads a new parameter set for the specified auto-configuring floppy device for the configuration with name in `/etc/mediaprm'. Alternatively, the parameters can be given directly from the command line. -c device Clears the parameter set of the specified auto-configuring floppy device. -y device Enables format detection messages for the specified auto-configuring floppy device. -n device Disables format detection messages for the specified auto-configuring floppy device.
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