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.