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Re: Ejecting a USB drive using Cygwin (sync)?
- From: Steven Penny <svnpenn at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:36:45 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: Ejecting a USB drive using Cygwin (sync)?
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- References: <ca5d930a-326c-51a2-c82b-db8efcb0a2bc@SystematicSw.ab.ca>
On Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:13:24, Brian Inglis wrote:
I found the following utility works well without elevation - Windows code from
// eject -- Allow safe removal of USB thumb drive.
// - Command line tool to flush/dismount/eject USB drive.
// - Simpler than mouse clicking through taskbar "Safely Remove Hardware" icon.
// - Usable in batch file scripts.
// 02-Nov-2012 Tom Van Baak (tvb) www.LeapSecond.com/tools
// Per MSDN, follow procedure for safe removal of USB drive.
int drive_eject (char *drive)
// Convert vintage DOS drive letter to weird Windows object pathname.
sprintf(path, "\\\\.\\%s", drive);
// Open (with write, but no lock) to flush pending writes.
DEV_OPEN(path, GENERIC_READ | GENERIC_WRITE);
// Open (with read, and lock) to dismount and eject.
No, this is not the code from that site. The code is similar, but I see you have
at least removed some empty lines. If you are going to do so, you need to
clearly present said changes to the community - something like "adapted from
http://..." or "modified from http://...", etc.
Software copyright - even open source license is serious, and you should give it
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