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Name

cdrecord

Synopsis

                  cdrecord [general-options] dev=
                  device [track-options] 
track1,track2...

Record data or audio compact discs. This program normally requires root access, and has a large number of options and settings. A number of useful examples can be found in the manpage, which is quite extensive.

General options

General option flags go directly after the cdrecord command. Options affecting the track arguments are placed after the device argument and before the track arguments themselves. The general options are:

--version

Print version information and exit.

-v

Verbose mode. Use one v for each level of verbosity: -vv would be very verbose, and -vvv would be even more so.

-V

As with the -v, a verbose mode counter. However, this applies only to SCSI transport messages. This will slow down the application.

--debug= n, -d

Set the debug level to an integer (greater numbers are more verbose), or use multiple -d flags as with the -v and -V flags.

--kdebug= n, --kd= n

Set the kernel’s debug notification value to n during SCSI command execution. Works through the scg-driver.

-s, --silent

Silent mode. Do not print any SCSI error commands.

--force

Override errors if possible. May allow you to blank an otherwise broken CD-RW.

--dummy

Perform a dry run, doing all the steps of recording with the laser turned off. This will let you know whether the process is going to work.

--dao

Disk-at-once mode. Works only with MMC drives that support non-raw session-at-once modes.

--multi

Set to record ...

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