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Old 02-26-2004, 03:53 PM   #1
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Simple scripts for making isos and burning them on cd!

I am learning to write bash scripts and I made some simple scripts for newbies and gurus alike for making and burning isos onto cds.

You will need cdr-tools installed and please put them in /usr/local/bin on your hard drive for all users to use:

Get them here:

Comments and suggestions are welcome,
Old 02-27-2004, 01:00 AM   #2
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Hi, jlturbos;

I just d/l'd your scripts. Do I save these as .sh or .txt?

Will let you know about them as soon as I use them. TYVM for the help.
Old 02-27-2004, 01:17 AM   #3
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Files in Linux need no extension. Linux determines what file type a file is simply by looking at the contents of a file. Hence the "#!/bin/bash" at the start of the script.

the ".sh" ext. is good for you in order to recognize the script, so go ahead and add that if you like. I recommend logging in as root and place them in /usr/local/bin like this:
# su
# mv ./iso-* /usr/local/bin
# chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/iso-*"
# exit

If you wish to burn cd's as regular user do a:
# which cdrecord
# chmod +s /usr/local/bin/cdrecord

Old 02-27-2004, 06:52 AM   #4
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ISO? Bah, I write my cd's using a dd'ed reiserfs partition.

Although its kind of sad you can't use "mkreiserfs" to convert a directory into raw input file like "mkisofs".

Uh, do you mind having these scripts in ncurses? Then you could include a general newbie mounting guide! That also interprets /etc/fstab as well, or perhaps read comments to differentiate. It would save my non very command line friendly sibling a lot of trouble.


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