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sg_rmsn - read media serial number
sg_rmsn [--help] [--raw] [--verbose] [--version] <scsi_device>
Send a READ MEDIA SERIAL NUMBER SCSI command to the given device and
outputs the response.
This command is described in SPC-3 found at www.t10.org (the current
draft is spc3r22a dated 2005/3/25). It was originally added to SPC-3 in
revision 11 (2003/2/12). It is not an mandatory command and the author
has not seen SCSI devices that support it.
--help | -h
output the usage message then exit.
--raw | -r
sends the serial number (if found) to stdout. This output may
contain non-printable characters (e.g. the serial number is
padded with NULLs at the end so its length is a multiple of 4).
The default action is to print the serial number out in ASCII-
HEX with ASCII characters to the right. All error messages are
sent to stderr.
--verbose | -v
increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output).
--version | -V
print the version string and then exit.
Device identification information is also found in a standard INQUIRY
response and its VPD pages (see sg_inq). The relevant VPD pages are the
"device identification page" (VPD page 0x83) and the "unit serial
number" page (VPD page 0x80).
The MMC-4 command set for CDs and DVDs has a "media serial number"
feature (0x109) [and a "logical unit serial number" feature]. These can
be viewed with sg_get_config.
Written by Douglas Gilbert.
Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.
Copyright © 2005 Douglas Gilbert
This software is distributed under a FreeBSD license. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR