Eject allows removable media (typically a CD-ROM, floppy disk, tape, or JAZ or ZIP disk) to be ejected under software control. The command can also control some multi-disc CD-ROM changers, the auto-eject feature supported by some devices, and close the disc tray of some CD-ROM drives.

Eject should work on any Linux system, although some functions are not available when running older kernels.

Recent News

3 Jun 2006: Version 2.1.5, bug fix to -T option, added Czech and Brazilian Portuguese translations, updated Turkish Translation

10 Dec 2005: Version 2.1.4, incorporates Debian patches from Frank Lichtenheld.

1 Oct 2005: Version 2.1.3, incorporates several Gentoo patches from Mike Frysinger.

24 Aug 2005: Version 2.1.2, incorporates several Red Hat patches from Than Ngo.

23 Aug 2005: Version 2.1.1, incorporates a Debian patch to fix an error about using a deprecated SCSI ioctl.

10 May 2005: Version 2.1.0, a long awaited update that incorporates several Debian patches and a new -T option.

09 Dec 2002: Version 2.0.13 fixes a couple of security vulnerabilities and adds German localization.

02 Oct 2001: Eject is moving to SourceForge! Watch for more information at http://sourceforge.net/projects/eject

01 Oct 2001: Version 2.0.12 fixes the missing po files that were omitted from 2.0.11.

17 Sep 2001: Version 2.0.11 has localized strings for Japanese and better string translations for French.

1 Jul 2001: Version 2.0.10 has been localized and contains string translations for Taiwanese and French.

22 May 2001: Version 2.0.9 adds a new --proc/-p option to use /proc/mounts instead of /etc/mtab

18 May 2001: Version 2.0.8 adds a new --cdspeed/-x option to set CD-ROM speed.

15 May 2001: Version 2.0.7 checks for mounted devices with same device numbers; volname now uses DEFAULTDEVICE rather than being hardcoded to use /dev/cdrom.

9 May 2001: Version 2.0.6 uses GNU automake/autoconf.

2 May 2001: Verson 2.0.5 fixes a possible buffer overrun.

20 April 2001: Version 2.0.4 fixes a man page formatting issue, adds a limit when following symlinks, adds --version/-V options, updates Debian packaging file, and has a more FHS compliant install.

20 April 2001: Version 2.0.3 fixes a number of small problems and adds support for devfs available in 2.4.x kernels.

14 February 1999: Version 2.0.2 fixes a problem with the multi-disc changer feature and 2.1/2.2 kernels.