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Re: [opensuse] remove usb disk
  • From: "Bryan S. Tyson" <bryantyson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:48:19 -0500
  • Message-id: <200701111348.20120.bryantyson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 11 January 2007 8:45 am, Kai Ponte wrote:
> On Thursday 11 January 2007 03:44, Primm wrote:
> > Under KDE in 10.2 I can 'safely remove' a disk by right clicking upon its
> > icon. Is there a command line version to do the same? In any case what
> > does it actually do?

I think it does the same thing as when you manually issue the umount command.

> > Can't I just pull the plug and walk away with it?

In most cases, yes. However, since the "remove safely" option is available, I
think it is best to use it.

> Well, I've been repeatedly told I'm wrong, but for the past year or so - on
> pretty much a daily basis - I've just been taking the thing out of the
> socket and letting SUSE take care of the rest.

My opinion is that it only takes an extra second to click "remove safely," so
why not have the extra assurance that everything is written and synced
properly.

Bryan

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