cdrecord is a command line interface for CD writers, and works on almost all UNIX boxes. It has multisession support and operates with many different CD writers and rewritable drives -- see the cdrecord home page for details. This package also includes cdda2wav, a sampling utility that dumps CD audio data into
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wavsound files, and readcd, a simple utility for copying files from a CD.
This version is a security and portability update which fixes a possible root exploit if cdrecord or other libscg compliant applications are installed suid root. It also includes a script, isoextract, which allows the user to extract files from an ISO9660 filesystem. Furthermore, there is a version of cdrecord, cdrecord-dvd which is capable of writing dvd-r(w)s. It is based on a patch from http://crashrecovery.org/oss-dvd.html.
Two scripts, cdda2mp3 and cdda2ogg, dump CD audio data respectively in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis formats. These scripts require additional tools not included with cdrtools. For the Ogg Vorbis format, the tools contained in the package vorbis-tools can be used.
This version includes also the support for remote SCSI. However, the rscsi daemon, needed for accepting remote SCSI connections, is not installed by default. To install it, launch inst or the Software Manager and manually mark the subsystem
Starting with version 1.9, this package also includes the mkisofs and mkhybrid utilities, which were previously distributed as separate packages.
mkisofs is a pre-mastering program to generate the iso9660 filesystem - it takes a snapshot of a given directory tree, and generates a binary image which will correspond to an iso9660 filesystem when written to a block device.
mkisofs is also capable of generating the System Use Sharing Protocol records specified by the Rock Ridge Interchange Protocol. This is used to further describe the files in the iso9660 filesystem to a unix host, and provides information such as longer filenames, uid/gid, posix permissions, and block and character devices.
mkhybrid is a pre-mastering utility that creates ISO9660/ROCKRIDGE/JOLIET/HFS filesystem + RockRidge extentions - it takes a snapshot of a given directory tree, and generates a binary image which will correspond to an iso9660 filesystem when written to a block device.
Note that mkisofs and mkhybrid are not designed to communicate directly with the CD writer. Most writers have proprietary command sets which vary from one manufacturer to another. You need a specialized tool like cdrecord to actually burn the disk.
There have been unconfirmed reports suggesting that mediad may interfere with cdrecord if it attempts to monitor a drive while you are burning a disc. If this happens try altering
/etc/config/mediad.configto ignore that device and send us a problem report.
Additional documents can be found in
Special thanks to Andrea Suatoni (email@example.com) for helping port this package to IRIX.
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