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XHOTSWAP(1) General Commands Manual XHOTSWAP(1)


xhotswap - Motif utility for registering and unregistering hotswappable IDE hardware


xhotswap [-TOOLKITOPTION]... [--ide-controller N] [--hotswap-path PATH] [-h | --help] [-V | --version]


xhotswap is a Motif frontend for the hotswap(1) program. It allows you to interactively register and unregister hotswappable IDE devices, for example notebook computer modules, with the Linux kernel.


xhotswap accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line options. Additionally, the following flags are recognized:

Use IDE controller N.
Look for the hotswap executable at PATH.
Print a brief help text and exit successfully.
Print version information and exit successfully.


Report bugs to


Written by Tim Stadelmann.

This manual page is based on an earlier version kindly contributed by Wouter Verhelst.


hotswap(1), X(7x).


Copyright (c) 2003 Wouter Verhelst, Tim Stadelmann.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

4th November 2002