These utilities are two “one-trick pony” developed because sometimes Leopard FInder (10.5 and 10.5.1) no longer see mounted disk images, and the user looses the ability to eject them.
Apart of their original goal, the utilities can be useful if you want to eject several disks at the same time.
The two utilities are very similar, but there is an important difference between them: the first one is designed to run automatically once exceptions have been set, while the second one always prompt the user with a disk list to confirm.
Because of this difference, the authors decided to publish both of the utilities.
Utility developed by Enrico Franchi using Ruby. Source code is included.
Every time AutoEject is run, it ejects all the disks mounted in /Volumes except:
• the startup volume
• a disk listed in the file “~/.auto_eject_skip”
• a disk that contains a (possibly empty) file named .skip_disk in its toplevel directory
multiple Eject 1.0
AppleScript Utility (saved world-readable) developed by Marco Balestra.
When launched the applet displays a dialog with a list of all the mounted disks available for eject (startup disk is skipped), and lets the user to choose which disks are to be ejected.
Excluded disks (not to be ejected) are remembered automatically, and won’t be pre-selected when the applet will be launched later.
© and Credits
Original software by faqintosh.com
Authors: Marco Balestra, Enrico Franchi
This software is freeware, and is distributed with no warranty.