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Name

cdrdao

Synopsis

                  cdrdao 
                  command [options] toc-file
               

Write all content specified in description file toc-file to a CD-R disk drive in one step. This is called disk-at-once (DAO) mode, as opposed to the more commonly used track-at-once (TAO) mode. DAO mode allows you to change the length of gaps between tracks and define data to be written in these gaps (like hidden bonus tracks or track intros). The toc file can be created by hand or generated from an existing CD using cdrdao’s read-toc command. A cue file, as generated by other audio programs, can be used instead of a toc file. The file format for toc files is discussed at length in the cdrdao manpage.

Commands

The first argument must be a command. Note that not all options are available for all commands.

show-toc

Print a summary of the CD to be created.

read-toc

Read from a CD and create a disk image and toc file that will allow creation of duplicates.

read-cddb

Check a CDDB server for data about the CD represented by a given toc file, then write that data to the toc file as CD-TEXT data.

show-data

Print out the data that will be written to the CD-R. Useful for checking byte order.

read-test

Check the validity of the audio files described in the toc file.

disk-info

Display information about the CD-R currently in the drive.

msinfo

Display multisession information. Useful mostly for wrapper scripts.

scanbus

Scan the system bus for devices.

simulate

A dry run: do everything except write the CD.

unlock

Unlock the recorder after a ...

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