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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  (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


       sg_inq(sg3_utils), sg_get_config(sg3_utils)