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NAME

       sg_read_block_limits - sends a SCSI READ BLOCK LIMITS command

SYNOPSIS

       sg_read_block_limits [--help] [--hex] [--raw] [--verbose] [--version] DEVICE

DESCRIPTION

       Send  a SCSI READ BLOCK LIMITS command to DEVICE and outputs the response. This command is
       defined for  tape  (drives)  and  its  description  is  found  in  the  SSC  documents  at
       http://www.t10.org .

OPTIONS

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

       -h, --help
              output the usage message then exit.

       -H, --hex
              output response in hex (rather than decode it).

       -r, --raw
              output response in binary to stdout.

       -v, --verbose
              increase the level of verbosity, (i.e. debug output).

       -V, --version
              print the version string and then exit.

EXIT STATUS

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

EXAMPLES

       It is usually okay to use no options. Here is an invocation (on the first  line  following
       the "#" command prompt) followed by some typical output:

          # sg_read_block_limits /dev/st0
       Read Block Limits results:
               Minimum block size: 1 byte(s)
               Maximum block size: 16777215 byte(s), 16383 KB, 15 MB

AUTHORS

       Written by Douglas Gilbert.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <dgilbert at interlog dot com>.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2009-2011 Douglas Gilbert
       This  software  is distributed under a FreeBSD license. There is NO warranty; not even for
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       sg3_utils(sg3_utils)