cmd-specific_args_and_opts] [-quiet | -verbose | -debug] [-plist]
Essentially the command-line equivalent of the Disk Copy application,
hdiutil manages disk images. The following list
highlights some common uses, but the full set of commands (and
associated arguments and options) is extensive, and will not be
detailed here. See the
hdiutil manpage or run
help for more
Attaches a disk image to a device node and mounts it. As arguments, it takes the filename of a disk image and a possible list of options, some of which are:
Prints a usage summary to standard output.
Creates device nodes in
/dev and attaches the
image or its partitions to them, but doesn’t mount
Disables write access to the mounted image.
Passes modifications to the disk image through to a shadow image.
Subsequent access to the modified data will be from the shadow, which
allows effective read/write access to data on a disk image, which
should not or cannot be modified. This option takes the filename of a
shadow disk image as an argument, but defaults to the name of the
attached image with a
.shadow extension. The
shadow image is created if it doesn’t already exist.
Burns a disk image to an optical disk (a writable CD or DVD). As arguments, it takes the filename of a disk image and a possible list of options, some of which are:
Erases an optical disk if the drive and media support erasure. ...