what is the best command line CD writing tool?

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Tue Nov 13 04:04:45 UTC 2007

On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:53:34 +0900
"Tomoki Taniguchi" <tomoki.taniguchi at gmail.com> wrote:

> which is the best/easiest command line tool
> to burn cds?  mostly from .iso images?

I use "wodim" ( which is actually a symlink from "cdrecord", so either
will work. This is on 7.04)

For example, with a CD-RW:

wodim -v -blank=fast -dev=/dev/cdrom foo.iso

Seems to work fine. Of course, you don't need the "-blank" for a CD-R
The -v is "verbose" - I recommend that you use it, as it tells you what is
happening :) You can also add -eject if you want the recorded CD to eject
automatically on completion.

Lots of other options in

man wodim


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