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rioguia 09-23-2002 10:14 AM

command line CDR / copy file
does anyone know how to make copies of individual files using the command line interface for a cd writer? i can make .iso with no problem but have yet to find an explanation of how to make a simple copy of a file (like for back up purposes). i'm using redhat 7.3 if that helps.

mrGee 09-23-2002 11:05 AM

Hi and Yes, i do remember them, take a look at
mkisofs (man mkisofs )
par example;

mkisofs -v -o gerrit.iso -R -J /home/gerrit/
this makes an iso containing my home

and cdrecord (man cdrecord) will use that;
cdrecord -v dev=0,0,0 speed=8 -eject gerrit.iso
the dev= and speed= ,well adapt that for own situation
cdrecord -scanbus spits out the used device

good luck

jetblackz 09-23-2002 12:29 PM

rioguia 10-05-2002 05:13 AM

thanks for your suggestion MrGee. The mkisofs and cdrcord command worked without a hitch. I'll have to give jetblack's suggestion a try some other time.

mrGee 10-05-2002 05:52 AM

you are welcome :)
and yes, you should visit the url jetblackz provided,
he's got a nifty looking script there.

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