System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

ProcedureHow to Enable or Disable Write Protection on Removable Media

  1. Determine whether you want to enable or disable write protection and select one of the following:

    • Enable write protection.

      $ rmformat -w enable device-name
    • Disable write protection.

      $ rmformat -w disable device-name
  2. Verify whether the media's write protection is enabled or disabled.

    $ rmformat -p device-name