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Unix in a Nutshell, 4th Edition by Arnold Robbins

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Name

cdrecord

Synopsis

    cdrecord [general-options] dev=device [track-options] track1 track2 ...

Record data or audio compact discs or DVDs. This program normally requires privileged user access, and has a large number of options and settings. A number of useful examples can be found in the manpage, which is quite extensive.

General Options

General options go directly after the cdrecord command name. Options affecting the track arguments are placed after the device argument and before the track arguments themselves. Options have two forms: traditional options that start with a hyphen, and "variable" assignments, of the form variable = value. Long named options start with only a single hyphen. The general options are:

-abort

Attempt to send an abort sequence to the drive. May be needed if other software has left the drive in an unusable state. cdrecord -reset may be necessary as well.

-atip

Display the ATIP (Absolute Time In Pregroove) information for a disc. Only some drives allow you to read this information.

blank= type

Erase data from a CD-RW in one of the following ways:

all

Erase all information on the disc. May take a long time.

fast

Perform a quick erase of the disc, erasing only the PMA, TOC, and pregap.

help

Display a possible list of blanking methods.

session

Blank the last session.

track

Blank a track.

trtail

Blank the tail of a track only.

unclose

Unclose the last session.

unreserve

Unreserve a track previously marked as reserved.

-checkdrive ...

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