FLOPPY(3)                                               FLOPPY(3)

     NAME
          floppy - floppy diskette interface

     SYNOPSIS
          bind -a #f /dev

          /dev/fd0disk
          /dev/fd0ctl
          /dev/fd1disk
          /dev/fd1ctl
          /dev/fd2disk
          /dev/fd2ctl
          /dev/fd3disk
          /dev/fd3ctl

     DESCRIPTION
          The floppy diskette interface serves a one-level directory
          giving access to up to four floppy diskette drives.  Each
          drive is represented by a data and control file.  There are
          no partitions.

          Messages accepted by the ctl file include:

          eject   Eject the floppy, if possible.
          reset   Reset the drive.
          format type
                  Format the floppy.  The type sets the density and
                  type of diskette to be formatted; see format in
                  prep(8).

          A read of the ctl file returns a string describing the form
          factor of the diskette, one of 3½DD, 3½HD, 5¼DD, or 5¼HD.

     SOURCE
          /sys/src/9/pc/devfloppy.c

     BUGS
          Floppies are tiny, unreliable and eventually wear out.