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CDRWTOOL(1)			   Commands			   CDRWTOOL(1)

       cdrwtool - perform various actions on a CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD-R

       cdrwtool -d device -i | -g

       cdrwtool -d device -s [ write-parameters ]

       cdrwtool -d device -q [ write-parameters ]

       cdrwtool -d device -m offset [ write-parameters ]

       cdwrtool -d device -u blocks [ write-parameters ]

       cdrwtool -d device -b b_mode [ write-parameters ]

       cdrwtool -d device -c blocks [ write-parameters ]

       cdwrtool -d device -f filename [ write-parameters ]

       cdwrtool -d device -r track [ write-parameters ]

       cdrwtool -h

       The  cdwrtool  command can perform certain actions on a CD-R, CD-RW, or
       DVD-R device. Mainly these are blanking the media, formating it for use
       with the packet-cd device,  and applying an UDF filesystem.

       The most common usage is probably the `quick setup' option:

	      cdrwtool -d device -q

       which  will blank the disc, format it as one large track, and write the
       UDF filesystem structures.

       Other options get and set various parameters of how the device  is  set
       up,  and	 provide  for  different  offsets, modes and settings from the

       The usefulness of most of the options is not explained.

       Main directives:

       -d device
	      Specify the device to use. eg. /dev/sr0

       -i     Print disc track info.

       -g     Print write parameters.

       -u length
	      Make a UDF filesystem using length number of blocks.

       -m offset
	      Format the disc at offset number of blocks.

       -b mode
	      Blank the disk using a mode of `full' or `fast'.

       -f filename
	      Write file.

       -c track
	      Close track.

       -r track
	      Reserve track.

       -z length
	      Fixed packet length.

       -s     Set write parameters determined by -l, -w, and  -p  options  for
	      the disc.

       -v version
	      Specify  the  udf	 revision  to use. Valid revisions are 0x0201,
	      0x0200, 0x0150, and 0x0102. If omitted, mkudffs  udf-version  is

       -h     Prints a sparse help message.

       Write parameters:

       -t speed
	      Set write speed. (Defaults to 12x ?)

       -l type
	      Set  multi-session field. Either `0', `1', or `3', corresponding
	      to `No B0 pointer. Next Session  not  allowed',  `B0  pointer  =
	      FF:FF:FF.	 Next session not allowed', and `Next session allowed.
	      B0 pointer = next possible program area' respectively.

       -w mode
	      Set write mode. Either `mode1' or `mode2'.

       -p type
	      Set packet type. Either `0' or `1',  corresponding  to  variable
	      and fixed packet sizes respectively.

       -o offset
	      Set write offset.

       Jens Axboe <>
       Ben Fennema <>

       cdrwtool	 is  part  of  the  udftools  package  and  is	available from


udftools-1.0.0b2		  2002-02-09			   CDRWTOOL(1)

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