eject is a Wine command. It is used to free, unlock, and eject an optical device when Wine is using it.
Note: in order to eject, the drive must be correctly set up in winecfg and must be invoked with wine preceding it.
wine eject [-u] [-a] [-h] [x:]... -a Eject all the CD drives we find -h Display this help message -u Unmount only, don't eject the CD x: Eject drive x:
Useful when trying to use multidisk installers:
- wine /media/cdrom/setup.exe (or whatever it's called)
- When the installer prompts for the 2nd disc, go to another terminal and run `wine eject` if just pressing the eject button doesn't let go of the disc
Alternate suggestions to run `wine /media/cdrom/setup.exe` don't always work because wine uses a different method of accessing the contents of the CD in that case that doesn't survive a CD change untouched. Case in point is the Game "NEXUS - The Jupiter Incident".