System Administration Guide, Volume 1

How to Eject a CD

  1. Make sure the CD is not being used.

    Remember, a CD is "being used" if a shell or an application is accessing any of its files or directories. If you are not sure whether you have found all users of a CD (a shell hidden behind a desktop tool might be accessing it), use the fuser command, as described in "How to Find Out If a CD Is Still in Use".

  2. Eject the CD.

    # eject cdrom0