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.

URL: (cdrdao doesn’t come with Fedora Core 3, apparently because cdrecord can also do DAO recording.)


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


Blank a CD-RW disc.


Copy the CD. If you use a single drive, you will be prompted to insert the CD-R after reading. An image file will be created unless you use the --on-the-fly flag and two CD drives.


Print out CDDB information for a CD.


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


Display multisession information. Useful mostly for wrapper scripts.


Create a TOC file and read in the audio data on a CD.


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.

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