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       sg_raw - sends an arbitrary SCSI command to a device


       sg_raw [OPTIONS] DEVICE CDB0 CDB1 ...


       This  utility  sends  an  arbitrary  SCSI command (between 6 and 256 bytes) to the DEVICE.
       There may be no associated data transfer; or data may be read from a file and sent to  the
       DEVICE;  or  data may be received from the DEVICE and then displayed or written to a file.
       If supported by the pass through, bidirectional commands may be sent (i.e. containing both
       data to be sent to the DEVICE and received from the DEVICE).

       The  SCSI  command  may be between 6 and 256 bytes long. Each command byte is specified in
       plain hex format (00..FF) without a prefix or suffix. See EXAMPLES section below.

       The commands pass through a generic  SCSI  interface  which  is  implemented  for  several
       operating systems including Linux, FreeBSD and Windows.


       Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.

       -b, --binary
              Dump data in binary form, even when writing to stdout.

       -h, --help
              Display usage information and exit.

       -i, --infile=IFILE
              Read  data  from  IFILE  instead  of stdin. This option is ignored if --send is not

       -k, --skip=LEN
              Skip the first LEN bytes of the input file or stream. This  option  is  ignored  if
              --send is not specified.

       -n, --nosense
              Don't display SCSI Sense information.

       -o, --outfile=OFILE
              Write  data  received  from  the DEVICE to OFILE. The data is written in binary. By
              default, data is dumped in hex format to stdout.  If OFILE  is  '-'  then  data  is
              dumped in binary to stdout.  This option is ignored if --request is not specified.

       -r, --request=RLEN
              Expect  to  receive up to RLEN bytes of data from the DEVICE.  RLEN may be suffixed
              with 'k' to use kilobytes (1024 bytes) instead of bytes.

       -R, --readonly
              Open DEVICE read-only. The default (without this option) is to open it read-write.

       -s, --send=SLEN
              Read SLEN bytes of data, either from stdin or from a file, and  send  them  to  the

       -t, --timeout=SEC
              Wait  up  to  SEC  seconds  for  command  completion (default: 20).  Note that if a
              command times out the operating system may start by aborting  the  command  and  if
              that is unsuccessful it may attempt to reset the device.

       -v, --verbose
              Increase level of verbosity. Can be used multiple times.

       -V, --version
              Display version and license information and exit.


       The  sg_inq  utility  can  be used to send an INQUIRY command to a device to determine its
       peripheral device type (e.g. '1' for a streaming device  (tape  drive))  which  determines
       which  SCSI  command  sets  a device should support (e.g. SPC and SSC). The sg_vpd utility
       probes the Vital Product Pages of a devices which may contain useful information.

       The ability to send more than a 16 byte CDB (in some cases 12 byte CDB) may be  restricted
       by the pass-through interface, the low level driver or the transport.


       These examples, apart from the last one, use Linux device names. For suitable device names
       in other supported Operating Systems see the sg3_utils(8) man page.

       sg_raw /dev/scd0 1b 00 00 00 02 00
              Eject the medium in CD drive /dev/scd0.

       sg_raw -r 1k /dev/sg0 12 00 00 00 60 00
              Perform an INQUIRY on /dev/sg0 and dump the response data (up  to  1024  bytes)  to

       sg_raw -s 512 -i i512.bin /dev/sda 3b 02 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00
              Showing  an  example  of  writing  512  bytes  to  a  sector  on a disk is a little
              dangerous. Instead this example will read i512.bin (assumed to be 512  bytes  long)
              and use the SCSI WRITE BUFFER command to send it to the "data" buffer (that is mode
              2). This is a safe operation.

       sg_raw -r 512 -o o512.bin /dev/sda 3c 02 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00
              This will use the SCSI READ BUFFER command to read 512 bytes from the "data" buffer
              (i.e.  mode  2)  then write it to the o512.bin file.  When used in conjunction with
              the previous example, if both commands work then  'cmp  i512.bin  o512.bin'  should
              show a match.

       sg_raw  --infile=urandom.bin --send=512 --request=512 --outfile=out.bin "/dev/bsg/7:0:0:0"
       53 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 00
              This is a bidirectional XDREADWRITE(10) command being sent via a Linux bsg  device.
              Note  that  data is being read from "urandom.bin" and sent to the device (data-out)
              while resulting data (data-in) is placed in  the  "out.bin"  file.  Also  note  the
              length  of  both is 512 bytes which corresponds to the transfer length of 1 (block)
              in the cdb (i.e.  the second last byte).

       sg_raw.exe PhysicalDrive1 a1 0c 0e 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 00 00
              This example is from Windows and shows a ATA STANDBY IMMEDIATE command  being  sent
              to  PhysicalDrive1.  That  ATA  command  is  contained  within  the  SCSI ATA PASS-
              THROUGH(12) command (see the SAT or SAT-2 standard at  Notice
              that  the  STANDBY  IMMEDIATE command does not send or receive any additional data,
              however if it fails sense data should be returned and displayed.


       The exit status of sg_raw is 0 when it is successful. Otherwise see the  sg3_utils(8)  man


       Written by Ingo van Lil


       Report bugs to <inguin at gmx dot de>.


       Copyright © 2001-2011 Ingo van Lil
       This  software  is distributed under the GPL version 2. There is NO warranty; not even for


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